Spring has sprung and HooRWA’s spring 2013 newsletter is now available for downloading from this website. Find the link in the “Newsletter” box on the left side of this page.
The history of the the Hoosac Valley, by Lauren Stevens and others, is now posted on our website. Go to “The River” section, then “History”. Or click here. Comments are welcome.
The entire proceedings of the State of the River Conference “Irene + 1” can now be found on Willinet’s website. Descriptions and links can be found on this website on the “State of the River Conference” page under “Ongoing Projects” at the left side of this page. Each of the 3 segments can be viewed separately. ‘Tis interesting, informative, and well worth a look. Enjoy.
The results of this summer’s shoreline survey and action plan are available in a pdf file for downloading. Go to the MONITORING/RESULTS section of the website.
HooRWA’s Board and Staff just completed a revision of the Watershed Association’s Strategic Plan, and it is available for downloading as well. Find the link under ABOUT US/STRATEGIC PLAN.
Kelly Nolan’s Hoosic River Report Card for 2011 is now available, in report card format at www.rwaa.us/WAA_DOC/HooRWA_2011.pdf. The report, in a slightly different format easier for on screen viewing, is available from our website by visiting the Monitoring/Results page and downloading from there.
We now have four river and stream improvement projects within the watershed that have been granted Priority Status by the Massachusetts Dept. of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (Riverways). Priority status allows the folks in the division to devote additional resources to the project. (See their webpage for complete details.) The Hoosic River Revival, currently developing plans for flood chute modifications in North Adams, was the most recently chosen. Earlier this fall, the Thunder Brook dam and stream restoration project in Cheshire was selected. And the Briggsville Dam removal project in Clarksburg and the Hoxie Brook day-lighting project in Adams are Priority Projects from past years.
There is a returnable bottle & can Redemption Center in North Adams, where you can redeem your bottles and cans (run by humans, so no machine to malfunction) and get cash or donate the proceeds to local charities, run by B-Fair, a North Adams non profit as a money maker for them as well as the local charities. HooRWA is on their list so you can donate to HooRWA.
The address is 1000 Massachusetts Ave, at the corner of Mass Ave and Protection Ave. And the hours are
Tuesday – Friday 10 Am – 3 PM
Saturday 9 Am – 2 PM
Check it out and tell your friends!