River Rangers Program

Junior River Rangers Program Comes to Our Three Rivers

Summer is a great time to explore our rivers! The newly created Junior River Ranger program provides fun and engaging activities to allow young people and their families to have fun and learn more about the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers.

The Junior River Rangers program is an exciting new program modeled after the Junior Rangers program found in many national parks. The Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers will be the first of two Wild and Scenic river systems in the country to have this type of program this summer!

The program provides a colorful activity booklet to guide the participant through a number of activities that teach about Wild and Scenic Rivers, the rivers’ special values, and how to protect and care for rivers. Activities require some hands-on exploring of the river banks and the animals that live there. Although geared for children aged 8-12 years old, all youth are encouraged to participate. Once the booklet is completed and reviewed by a ranger, a special badge will be presented to the new Junior River Ranger.

Booklets will be available at the OARS office, Minute Man National Historical Park Visitor Centers in Concord, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge office in Sudbury, and Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm in Lincoln.