Nature Walk in Mine Falls Park
Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:30 p.m., at Mine Falls Park, off Whipple Street, Nashua, NH
Spring is a wonderful time to get outdoors, to take in some fresh air, and to see what’s new. The NRWA invites the public to join naturalist Bruce Lund for a walk in the 325-acre Mine Falls Park – Nashua’s natural “Crown Jewel” park. This being the height of spring, we’ll look for spring wildflowers and nesting birds as we walk easy foot trails around an oxbow lake and its marshes, along the man-dug Nashua Power Canal, and over forested paths on the bank of the Nashua River. Mark Archambault from the NRWA, an avid birder, will be joining Bruce to co-lead this walk.
Regular walking footwear is all that’s needed – binoculars and cameras are welcome. Park and meet in the parking lot on Whipple Street in Nashua, NH. The parking lot is on the opposite side of the street from the UPS facility (whose address is 3 Whipple Street). View Google map and directions.
Birds of the Nashua River
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street in Lancaster, MA
The Nashua River and its tributaries are part of the vital habitat for a wide variety of species of birds. Join NRWA's Mark Archambault for this free presentation on the birds who make their homes along our rivers and streams, as well as those whose migration path is influenced by our waterways and surrounding habitat. Mark will cover water birds as well as woodland and field birds. Learn about the Great Blue Heron, Spotted Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, Baltimore Oriole, and Yellow Warbler, to name a few. Mark will discuss their behaviors and habitat, and the importance of clean water and protected woodlands for their survival. Learn tips on identifying these birds by sight and sound when out paddling or walking.
Protecting Townsend's Waterways
Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA
Spring Birding Walk
Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. in Groton, MA
Local Earth Day 2017 Clean-ups
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd! Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to help out with a local clean-up? Here are a few that we are aware of:
Groton Grange Annual Town Wide Litter Clean Up and Bike Drive
Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday April 23, from Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with your friends and neighbors at Groton Grange #7 during our Annual Town Wide Litter Clean Up. Meet at Prescott School, Main Street in Groton, MA for gloves, trash bags, and choose a street to clean. Return bags to dumpsters located at Prescott School parking lot. On Saturday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Bikes not Bombs (BNB) will be accepting your old, unwanted bikes to be repurposed, recycled, and kept out of the trash stream. BNB ships bikes overseas to economic development projects through International Programs in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. https://bikesnotbombs.org/bike-drive/1358 The Bike Drive is Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ONLY! Call if you would like someone to pick up your bike! Information will be available from Friends of the Tree Warden's Arbor Day celebration. Refreshments available. For more information: George 978-448-3715 or Brad 978-448-3418
2nd Annual Harvard Town-wide Trash Cleanup
Thursday, April 27 thru Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Harvard, MA
Nashua River Rail Trail Clean-up for Park Serve Day
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to noon on the Nashua River Rail Trail
Ayer Town-wide Clean-up
Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Natural History of Timber Rattlesnakes (May 3, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.)
- Park Serve Day: Nashua River Rail Trail (April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to noon)
- “Wild and Scenic” Nashua Rivers Study Committee: Update and Input Session (April 27, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.)
- NRWA Offers FSU Grad/PDP Course for Teachers Grades 5 to 8 (July 10 to July 14, 2017)