Community Service Opportunity
OARS is looking for volunteers to survey river users and provide information to them such as river maps and water chestnut ID cards.
Where: Any of the boat landings throughout the watershed, especially Rte. 20, Wayland; Lowell Road, Concord; South Bridge Boat House, Concord; Bedford Boat Launch, Bedford
When: Any day of the week, but especially Saturdays and Sundays, starting now
Who: Suitable for high school age and up, or parent-child teams; we recommend teams of two
If interested call or email the office.
Our state has something that a lot of states don’t, a resource that is essential for economic activity, public health, and quality of life—water. But if we don’t manage it well, it will be gone out to sea. We need to make better long-term investments in managing stormwater, wastewater and drinking water.
OARS’ 2013 Water Forum, “Choosing the Fate of our Water Resources: Adapting to Climate Disruption” held on April 6, 2013, addressed these concerns and presented practical action that we can take. See the presentation slides below.