HooRWA is a citizens’ group that looks after the river. We are dedicated to the restoration, conservation and enjoyment of the Hoosic River and its watershed, through education, research and advocacy. We envision a watershed that is ecologically sound and adds to the quality of life of its residents.
The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who came to Riverfest on May 11. Despite the chilly start it was a great day with thirty people taking raft rides on the Hoosic, great music by Moca Jam and Rosin the Beaux, exhibits and great food vendors. Special thanks to the Town of Williamstown who helped make the use of Spruces Park possible!
HooRWA’s next event is a hike along our proposed Linear Park Trail on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 10 am from the Cable Mills parking lot on Water Street. This hike is an opportunity for residents to walk the suggested route, which at this point is flagged and roughly brushed out. The trail is steep, wet, and rugged at some points, so hikers are advised to wear good hiking boots. See our events page for more information.
The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Resources has released a YouTube video on a dam removal project in Pittsfield Massachusetts. You can find a link on our Advocacy Section under Remediation or click below. HooRWA believes this project represents a good example of the typical ecological values of dam removal for unused (power generating) aging dams. Here is the link
HooRWA has published “Dispatches from the Beyond Place: Tales of the Hoosic River,” A copy can be found here on our website under the About Us tab and then under History.