2017 Holiday Online Auction Begins November 16th

Thursday, November 16 thru Friday, December 1, 2017 at www.BiddingforGood.com/NashuaRiverWatershed

Where can you bid online to win beautiful gift items while supporting the Nashua River Watershed Association?  The NRWA’s 2017 Holiday Online Auction at BiddingforGood.com/NashuaRiverWatershed.  Our Holiday Online Auction will open on Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 a.m.  You’ll be able to bid on ski tickets from Deer Valley, UT and Mount Sunapee; Boston Bruins and New England Revolution tickets; a Coleman tent and Northface outerwear; antique dishware; fine and handcrafted jewelry; passes for a trampoline park, Roger Williams Zoo, and the New England Aquarium; gift certificates for restaurants and shops, like Gibbet Hill, Mariano’s, Union Coffee Roasters; local hotel stays; locally made products like Golden Girl Granola, Pet Wants and Aine’s Herbals gift baskets; and more.  Mark your calendar now and plan to join in the fun on the 16th. The online auction will close on Friday, December 1st at 1:00 p.m. You can do your holiday shopping, online, anywhere and any time. And you'll know that the proceeds of the auction are supporting the vital work of the NRWA to protect water and land resources and provide environmental education programs in 32 communities. Visit our auction website today to sign up for email updates, and be ready to bid on the 16th! 

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Thank you to L.L.Bean for sponsoring our 2017 Holiday Online Auction. 

Input Sought for Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study

Topic is Biological Diversity:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Topic is History and Culture:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Both meetings at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119) in Groton, MA

The Nashua River Wild & Scenic River Study Committee invites the public to two input meetings for those who wish to comment on the draft Management Plan that is being prepared by the Committee as part of the process to seek designation for segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit as part of the National Park Service’s Partnership Wild and Scenic River Program.  Specifically, two of the "Outstandingly Remarkable Resource Values" that make our rivers eligible for such designation are the “biodiversity”, and “historic and cultural” resources related to the rivers. Attend the evening that has the focus you are interested in or come both evenings. If you share your knowledge and insights with us at these meetings, our Plan will be enhanced.  Come tell us what you know that is unique & special about our rivers and these resource values, and what can be improved.  Representatives working on the draft Management Plan come from the Massachusetts communities of Ayer, Bolton, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Pepperell, Shirley, and Townsend, and the New Hampshire communities of Brookline and Hollis, as well as from the NRWA, the National Park Service, and other federal and state agencies. Input from all communities is welcome. For more information see: www.WildandScenicNashuaRivers.org.

Refreshments will be served.  If you cannot attend either of these Public Meetings, please contact us at any time to offer your comments. Pre-registration requested, but not required. To register, or to offer comments, please contact Al Futterman, NRWA Land Programs Director, at (978) 448-0299 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Protecting Shirley’s Waterways

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way in Shirley, MA

Shirley is fortunate to have beautiful rivers and streams flowing through it, such as the Nashua and Squannacook Rivers, and Catecunemaug Brook. What is being done to protect these rivers and their tributary streams? Kathryn Nelson, NRWA Water Monitoring Coordinator, and Gaynor Bigelbach, NRWA Environmental Education Assistant, will talk about the history of the cleanup of the Nashua River since the 1960’s, and the water quality issues facing Shirley today. You’ll learn more about the Nashua River Wild & Scenic River Study (which includes segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers), NRWA’s monitoring program, native plants and animals that depend on clean waterways for habitat, invasive aquatic plants such as water chestnut and milfoil, and efforts to curtail the spread of invasive plants. And there will be details about how you can get involved as a volunteer.

Appropriate for adults and young adults. This presentation is free and open to the public, supported by a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. For more information, please contact Martha Morgan at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..