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Tim Purinton

Tim Purinton

Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration

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Windsor Jambs There are over 190 marsh walks, river paddles and wetland hikes over the next two months. The Division of Ecological Restoration pulls this information together in one place so you can easily take advantage of these wet and wonderful offerings. We encourage you celebrate our rivers and wetlands, here’s a small sampling of events:

May 14 (Saturday) – WESTFIELD RIVER – Wild & Scenic Saturday Work Party at Chesterfield Gorge, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, co-sponsored by the Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory Committee and The Trustees of Reservations.

May 21 (Saturday) – MERRIMACK RIVER – Horseshoe Crabs by Kayak, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, sponsored by Mass. Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary  and Plum Island Kayak.

May 30 (Monday) – HOUSATONIC RIVER – Memorial Day Canoe Trip at Bartholomew's Cobble, 9:00 AM – 12 Noon, sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations.

June 4 (Saturday) CONNECTICUT RIVER – Moonlight paddle in Barton’s Cove, sponsored by the Berkshire Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

June 18 (Saturday)HOUSATONIC RIVER – River cleanup in Lenox, co-sponsored by the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) and the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA).

June 25 (Saturday)MUDDY RIVER (CHARLES RIVER WATERSHED) – Back Bay Fens: Vision and Revision walk, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, co-sponsored by Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and Common Boston.

Click here for the entire 2011 Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Months Calendar, covering river-and wetland-related events in Massachusetts taking place from Saturday, April 30th to Monday, July 4th.

Interested in learning more about our restoration projects and work last year? Check out our annual report on You Tube.

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