Landowners and the Westfield River

As a landowner in the Westfield River watershed, you have an unparalleled opportunity to protect the river ecosystem and the animals who call it home. Your actions make a profound difference: we’d like to work with you to reduce the amount of pollutants (from sources like road salts and chemical fertilizers) entering the river and tributary streams. You can improve the habitat for the bees, birds and other wildlife living in or passing through the watershed and help maintain the natural resources and beauty of the Hilltowns.

Here's how you can make a difference

Reduce Non-Native Grasses

Reduce lawn areas that are  monocultures of non-native grasses

Reduce The Use of Lawn Chemicals

Reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers that kill off  wildflowers, pollinators and impact our animal life

Using Native Plants

Use native plants in your yard to attract a full range of pollinators.

Attend a Training

Attend a training the Committee offers on topics such as managing invasive species

Join Us

Join your watershed neighbors as we all work to become better stewards of our river