Education & Outreach
The Committee engages layers of community members by targeting outreach efforts, messages and activities through a combination of mailings, outreach materials, workshops, hikes and public programs, and Stream Team trainings. The goal of these efforts is to provide effective tools and share expertise to encourage long-term protection, restoration and conservation of the river and its resources. We offer:
- A diverse range of Events & Trainings ranging from Stream Team trainings and volunteer workdays to workshops on geology, macro-invertebrates, and other features of the watershed
- PROGRAMS for Schools
- Travel the Watershed, a traveling exhibit of artist-designed boxes that celebrate the Wild & Scenic River and help educate and recruit local community members as volunteers.
Travel the Watershed: 2014 Exhibition Schedule
Six suitcases beautifully designed by area artists are now “Traveling the Watershed” in displays at town libraries and elsewhere, with maps, brochures and information about the Wild & Scenic Westfield River. Look for them in your town! To request a display in your town, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katrina Majkut: Notchview Reservation (Windsor), Feb. to March/April; Middlefield May-July (proposed)
Nelena Soro: Huntington Public Library, Feb. to March/April; Becket/Washington Library, May-July (proposed)
Steve Hamlin: Chester Library, Feb. to March/April; Chester Railroad Station, May-July (proposed)
Anthony Verano: Worthington Library, May-July (proposed)
Annette Rubino: Savoy Town Hall, Feb.-March/April; The Creamery (Route 9, Cummington), May-July (proposed)
Rosemary Wessel: Chesterfield Library, Feb.-March/April
- Informational Kiosks at trailheads and parking areas along the river to help visitors learn about the river and enjoy their visit
Educational publications including maps and trail brochures are available in the Library.