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Sunrise along the Westfield River - photo by Dan Minicucci

News & Events

News and Events

Events Listings

Check back regularly for updated info and schedules.  We hope you will join us at Stream Team trainings and events, workshops, trail cleanup days, special events, and more.

Wild & Scenic Weekends, April-September 2017

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Learn new conservation skills at our free trainings, and put your passion into practice at our river and trail workdays, and discover the Westfield River’s outstandingly remarkable values. All 2017 events held in Chesterfield unless otherwise noted.

April 30 - Vernal Pool Plunge (Training): Learn to identify and how to certify vernal pools. Leader Nancy Childs, 10am-2pm

May 6 - Spring along the River (Exploration): Discover the beauty of the river corridor in spring with one of six naturalists and river experts. 10am-2pm

May 7 - Reading the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels (Lecture and Walk): Co-sponsored with the      Chesterfield Local Cultural Council. 1-2:30pm Lecture (all welcome); Walk 3-5pm (limited to 25). Call 413-296-8058 to register.

June 17 - Highland Footpath (Hike): Explore part of a proposed community trail network. (Hike held in Chester and Huntington). 10am-3pm

July 29 & August 5 - Underwater River Snorkel (Training): A 2-day training for hearty souls interested in diving in and leaning how to more closely observe the underwater world. Space Limited. Priority given to Wild & Scenic Volunteers. Participants must register for both days.

September 164th Annual Watershed Blitz: Walk segments of the East Branch Trail with river specialists and naturalists and meet fellow river stewards. 9am-2pm.

For more details and to register contact Meredyth Babcock: 413-623-2070, volunteer@wildscenicwestfieldriver.org.