• The Deerfield River is tributary to the Connecticut River, depicted here in Thomas Cole's famous 1836 painting

  • The Deerfield River in its floodplain eroding through the red sandstone that makes up Mount Sugarloaf.

  • Swimming hole on the Deerfield (photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Rafters enjoying a summer day on the river (Photo: Art Schwenger)

  • Sunset during December over the Deerfield Valley (photo: A Schwenger)

  • Autumn along the Deerfield RIver

Annual Meeting – October 21 at 6:30 pm (2014)

Annual Meeting – October 21 at 6:30 pm (2014)

GREENFIELD — On Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m., Deerfield River Watershed Association is celebrating 20 years of protecting the ecology of the Deerfield River, its tributaries, and surrounding watershed by offering a special free talk on the archaeology of the Deerfield River Valley spanning the last 10,000 years. New England archaeologist and UMass-Amherst AnthropologyContinue Reading

A Pipeline Protest Promenade

A Pipeline Protest Promenade

If you oppose Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Expansion project and the harm it could do to the Deerfield River Watershed and several others, please consider demonstrating your opposition by participating in the rolling march along the pipeline, from July 6 to July 26.   Details follow.  More information on the pipeline can be found at www.massplan.org. The marchContinue Reading

Watching the River Flow

Join DRWA this Saturday, June 21 for a hike along the Cold and Deefield Rivers in Charlemont, MA. This special educational hike is sponsored by a UMass initiative called RiverSmart, whose mission is in part to educate the public about how rivers move over time, eroding banks and depositing new sediment elsewhere. Learn more onContinue Reading

Trivia at People’s Pint to benefit DRWA

Trivia at People’s Pint to benefit DRWA

The People’s Pint in Greenfield, MA is a great community supporter. Among other activities, they host regular trivia nights to raise money for local non-profits.   On June 19, 2014, DRWA is the sponsor of trivia night. Come join the fun, and your $5 participation donation goes to DRWA! The fun goes from 9-11 pm.Continue Reading

February 2014 Meeting Minutes

7 pm February 18, 2014, Greenfield Coop Bank in Shelburne Falls In Attendance: Mason Colby, Rob Creamer, Dick Quinn, Mark Burton, Polly Bartlett, Brian Yellen (presiding) 1) Distribute mail 2) Brian will not be at Riverfest due to a wedding in MD. Mason discussed looking into fish tanks for RiverFest.  Polly will see about reservingContinue Reading