Events

Sunday November 11, 2018
Start: 11/11/2018 8:00 am

Sampling Teams, we're sampling this Sunday!

Sampling dates for 2018

Sunday, May 20th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, June 17th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, July 22nd (start 5:30am)
Sunday, August 19th (start 5:30am)
Sunday, September 23rd (start 6:00am)
Sunday, November 11th (start 8:00am)

Learn more about volunteering: here

Wednesday March 27, 2019
Start: 03/27/2019 7:00 pm
End: 03/27/2019 10:00 pm
11th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival - An Evening Not To Be Missed!!

Wednesday, March 27th
Maynard's Fine Arts Theatre Place

Learn more about the film festival.

Sunday June 23, 2019
Start: 06/23/2019 9:00 am
End: 06/23/2019 10:30 am

Fishing Class for Kids!
Sunday, June 23 from 9 - 10:30 am.

Would your kids like to learn how to fish? OARS along with Concord Outfitters and Trout Unlimited will run a fishing class for children ages 6-13 years old on the banks of Nashoba Brook in West Concord.
Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call 978-369-3956 or email OARS by noon on June 19.
Meet at the Nashoba Brook Dam in West Concord.

Start: 06/23/2019 10:00 am

Celebrate our Wild and Scenic Rivers on a 30 mile (~3 hours with a stop for ice cream) bike ride with OARS and the Nashoba Valley Pedalers.

The ride will include multiple river crossings of the Assabet, Concord and Sudbury rivers, with occasional stops for re-grouping and brief descriptions of the rivers we're celebrating. We will pass through parts of three different watersheds, all crucial to our local fresh water supply, river recreation, farms, and orchards.

Start time: 10 am (a forecast of steady rain will cancel this event)

Start: 06/23/2019 11:00 am
End: 06/23/2019 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 23
Time: 11am - noon
Location: Meet at the footbridge across Nashoba Brook behind Nashoba Brook Bakery in West Concord (location is flow and weather dependent).
NOTE: this event cannot take place in foggy or rainy conditions because of the equipment.

Start: 06/23/2019 11:00 am
End: 06/23/2019 6:00 pm

Come to the riverbank by foot, or paddle, bring a picnic, and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment at the historic Old Manse (269 Monument Street).
Interested in renting a boat? Contact the South Bridge Boat House.

Start: 06/23/2019 1:00 pm

Paddle on our Wild & Scenic Rivers. Launch from the Old Calf Pasture on Lowell Road. Bring boat (or rent from South Bridge Boat House), snacks and drinks and life jacket (must be worn if 12 under). Bring a picnic if you wish to stay on and enjoy the Solstice Celebration and paddle in the illuminated flotilla back to the launch.

Registration not required, the more the merrier.
For more information, contact Bill Fadden: call 978-369-3956 or email.

Start: 06/23/2019 3:00 pm
End: 06/23/2019 6:00 pm

Celebrate Riverfest and test your STEAM skills! Can you make a boat out of cardboard and paddle it 25 yards? Before it sinks? Can you design your boat not only for maximum flotation and speed but also to blend in with the river habitat? In an hour and a half?

The winner categories: First to cross the finish line in boat; Most creative Concord River habitat design; Most spectacular sinking.

Start: 06/23/2019 6:00 pm
End: 06/23/2019 9:00 pm

Celebrate the arrival of Summer with Musketaquid and OARS along the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers on Sunday, June 23. Join us as Riverfest (June 22-23), a weekend of celebrating our Wild and Scenic Rivers draws to an end!

The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a picnic on the grounds of the Old Manse. Bring food, drink, and a blanket, and relax to music by Sawyer Lawson and Band while taking in an incomparable view.

Wednesday June 26, 2019
Start: 06/26/2019 7:00 pm
We are releasing our first River Report Card!

Join us to explore what we value about the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers and what their grades tell us about their health.

Can you help us raise the grade?

Wednesday, June 26
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Pompositticut Community Center
(509 Great Road (Rt. 117), Stow)

The evening will begin with a short business meeting. Members will be asked to vote on this slate of nominees for OARS Board of Directors (term June 2019 - June 2022):

Saturday September 14, 2019
Start: 09/14/2019 9:00 am
End: 09/14/2019 12:00 pm
33rd Annual River Cleanup
Saturday September 14, 2019
9:00am - noon

Make a difference in your community!
Join us along the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers for a morning of rewarding work with friendly people, followed by pizza celebrations along the rivers!
Cleanup meeting locations to come. The cleanup takes place rain or shine

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