HooRWA is a citizens’ group that looks after the river. We are dedicated to the habitat 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.
State of the River Video Webinar
HooRWA recently held a very successful webinar on exciting plans for bike path proposals that would connect North Adams, MA with Bennington, VT. The program will also included the presentation of the 2021 Irving Jack Tanzman Friend of the River Award to Tom and Ellen Ennis of Williamstown.
Those who tuned into Willinet or through Zoom learned about the former trolley line that ran from Williamstown through Pownal VT and into Bennington. Also discussed was the extension of the Ashuwillticook Trail in Williamstown from the Spruces Park to Syndicate Road. Construction may begin this year! Finally, a video presentation was made on possible bike path routes through the Blackington Mill complex and eventually on to MassMoCA.
To view the Willinet video, follow this link: https://vimeo.com/513986672
As Covid-19 releases its grip on us and we begin to consider being outdoors, look to our events calendar for opportunities to volunteer on trail building, learn to fly-fish, take a summer hike or a fall bike ride with HooRWA!
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.