Events

Sunday May 07, 2017
Start: 05/07/2017 9:00 am
End: 05/07/2017 10:30 am

Training sessions for new and returning volunteers:

  • Sunday, May 7th, 9:00am - 10:30am in Acton
  • Thursday, May 11th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm in Hudson
  • Saturday, May 13th, 8:00am - 9:30am in Acton

To register contact OARS' Staff Scientist, Sue Flint:
Email Sue Flint or call 978-369-3956 for information.

More dates and information here!

Thursday May 11, 2017
Start: 05/11/2017 7:00 pm
End: 05/11/2017 8:30 pm

Training sessions for new and returning volunteers:

  • Sunday, May 7th, 9:00am - 10:30am in Acton
  • Thursday, May 11th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm in Hudson
  • Saturday, May 13th, 8:00am - 9:30am in Acton

To register contact OARS' Staff Scientist, Sue Flint:
Email Sue Flint or call 978-369-3956 for information.

More information can also be found on our Volunteer page.

Saturday May 13, 2017
Start: 05/13/2017 8:00 am
End: 05/13/2017 9:30 am

Training sessions for new and returning volunteers:

  • Sunday, May 7th, 9:00am - 10:30am in Acton
  • Thursday, May 11th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm in Hudson
  • Saturday, May 13th, 8:00am - 9:30am in Acton

To register contact OARS' Staff Scientist, Sue Flint:
Email Sue Flint or call 978-369-3956 for information.

More information can also be found on our Volunteer page.

Sunday May 21, 2017
Start: 05/21/2017 5:30 am

Sampling Teams, we're sampling this Sunday!

Sampling dates for 2017

Sunday, May 21st (start 5:30am)
Sunday, June 18th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, July 16th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, August 20th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, September 17th (start 6:00am)
Sunday, November 12th (start 7:00am)

Learn more about volunteering: here

Start: 05/21/2017 3:00 pm
End: 05/21/2017 5:00 pm

Join OARS Executive Director Alison Field-Jua and SVT MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Member Lisa Long to walk the trails and enjoy the views at SVT's Elliott Concord River Preserve in Carlisle.

Learn more about how land conservation impacts water quality and wildlife habitats along the river.

This portion of the Concord River is federally designated Wild and Scenic.

Sunday, May 21 from 3 - 5 pm

Sunday June 18, 2017
Start: 06/18/2017 5:30 am

Sampling Teams, we're sampling this Sunday!

Sampling dates for 2017

Sunday, May 21st (start 5:30am)
Sunday, June 18th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, July 16th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, August 20th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, September 17th (start 6:00am)
Sunday, November 12th (start 7:00am)

Learn more about volunteering: here

Start: 06/18/2017 11:00 am
End: 06/18/2017 12:00 pm

Scientists study the fish on our rivers to better understand how we can protect them. Come watch a fish electro-shocking demonstration by MassWildlife and hear about what they learn from it.

Date: Sunday, June 18
Time: 11am - noon
Location: Meet at the footbridge across Nashoba Brook behind Nashoba Brook Bakery in West Concord.
NOTE: this event cannot take place in foggy or rainy conditions because of the equipment.

Saturday July 15, 2017
Start: 07/15/2017 9:00 am
End: 07/15/2017 1:00 pm

Help Eradicate Invasive Water Chestnuts from the Assabet

We have a limited number of canoes - please sign up early! We also need some people helping on shore!

Saturday, July 15 from 9 am - 1 pm.
Meeting Place:Assabet River in Stow (directions to come Wednesday)
Sunday July 16, 2017
Start: 07/16/2017 5:00 am

Sampling Teams, we're sampling this Sunday!

Sampling dates for 2017

Sunday, May 21st (start 5:30am)
Sunday, June 18th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, July 16th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, August 20th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, September 17th (start 6:00am)
Sunday, November 12th (start 7:00am)

Learn more about volunteering: here

Thursday July 20, 2017
Start: 07/20/2017 9:00 am
End: 07/20/2017 9:30 am
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Friday August 11, 2017
Start: 08/11/2017 9:00 am
End: 08/11/2017 12:00 pm

Seeking River and Nature Enthusiasts to work on the Assabet River Blue and Green Trail

Please come help move pre-made boardwalk sections from one location to another, joining them into one boardwalk! It will involve carrying and hammering!

Friday, August 11
9 am - noon
Please RSVP if you plan to come: email
Wednesday August 16, 2017
Start: 08/16/2017 10:00 am
End: 08/16/2017 12:00 pm


Back for the 14th season!
These free, outdoor, community workshops offer children ages 6-10 a fun, hands-on chance to explore rivers, creatures, water conservation, and much more in our watersheds. Download OARS Water Wise Workshops flier.

Sunday August 20, 2017
Start: 08/20/2017 5:30 am

Sampling Teams, we're sampling this Sunday!

Sampling dates for 2017

Sunday, May 21st (start 5:30am)
Sunday, June 18th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, July 16th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, August 20th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, September 17th (start 6:00am)
Sunday, November 12th (start 7:00am)

Learn more about volunteering: here

Sunday September 17, 2017
Start: 09/17/2017 6:00 am

Sampling Teams, we're sampling this Sunday!

Sampling dates for 2017

Sunday, May 21st (start 5:30am)
Sunday, June 18th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, July 16th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, August 20th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, September 17th (start 6:00am)
Sunday, November 12th (start 7:00am)

Learn more about volunteering: here

Friday October 13, 2017
Start: 10/13/2017 9:00 am
End: 10/13/2017 12:00 pm

Seeking River and Nature Enthusiasts to work on the Assabet River Blue and Green Trail

Task: assembling pre-built boardwalks along the trail!

Friday, Sat., Sun., October 13, 14 & 15th
9 am - noon
Please RSVP if you plan to come: email
Saturday October 14, 2017
Start: 10/14/2017 8:00 am
End: 10/14/2017 11:00 pm

Seeking River and Nature Enthusiasts to work on the Assabet River Blue and Green Trail

Task: assembling pre-built boardwalks along the trail!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 13, 14, and 15th
9 am - noon
Please RSVP if you plan to come: email
Start: 10/14/2017 10:00 am

Paddle on the Sudbury River from Wayland to Concord (about 6 miles) .
Camp at Scout Island in Fairhaven Bay on Saturday night. Flexible end time on Sunday (TBD by participants). Takeout will be at Lowell Road on Concord River (about 4 miles).

Join us for paddling either day or for camping only (water taxi to campsite will be available).

Meeting time: 10 AM. On Saturday, we will spot cars at Concord Land Conservation Trust's Wright Woods in Concord, a short paddle from the campsite.

Sunday October 15, 2017
Start: 10/14/2017 10:00 am
End: 10/15/2017 2:00 pm

Paddle on the Sudbury River from Wayland to Concord (about 6 miles) .
Camp at Scout Island in Fairhaven Bay on Saturday night. Flexible end time on Sunday (TBD by participants). Takeout will be at Lowell Road on Concord River (about 4 miles).

Join us for paddling either day or for camping only (water taxi to campsite will be available).

Meeting time: 10 AM. On Saturday, we will spot cars at Concord Land Conservation Trust's Wright Woods in Concord, a short paddle from the campsite.

Start: 10/15/2017 9:00 am
End: 10/15/2017 12:00 pm

Seeking River and Nature Enthusiasts to work on the Assabet River Blue and Green Trail

Task: assembling pre-built boardwalks along the trail!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 13, 14, and 15th
9 am - noon
Please RSVP if you plan to come: email
Sunday November 12, 2017
Start: 11/12/2017 7:30 am

Sampling Teams, we're sampling this Sunday!

Sampling dates for 2017

Sunday, May 21st (start 5:30am)
Sunday, June 18th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, July 16th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, August 20th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, September 17th (start 6:00am)
Sunday, November 12th (start 7:30am)

Learn more about volunteering: here

Wednesday March 28, 2018
Start: 03/28/2018 7:00 pm
End: 03/28/2018 10:00 pm
***SOLD OUT***
10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival - An Evening Not to Be Missed!

Wednesday, March 28th
Maynard's Fine Arts Theatre Place

Learn more about the film festival.

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