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Taunton River Watershed Day was held at Watson Pond State Park in Taunton on September 15, 2007. Three tours were offered:

  • Local development and storm water management tour, led by Rich Claytor, PE, Principal at Horsley Witten Group
  • Hydrology and water quality tour, including a stint on the water in some rented kayaks, led by Neal Price, Senior Hydrogeologist at Horsley Witten Group, and
  • Wetland and shoreline ecology tour, led by Alison Bowden, Freshwater Programs Director for The Nature Conservancy Massachusetts Chapter.

MassAudubon’s Sarah Slack, Director of the Oak Knoll Sanctuary in Attleboro, offered a hands-on investigations table for children. They sampled water from the pond’s edge and investigated the plants and critters that they found.

Senator Marc Pacheco (D - First Plymouth and Bristol Districts) gave lunchtime remarks in support of the watershed study, and a free barbecue lunch was offered, using donations from local vendors.

Materials from the meeting include:

  • Taunton River Watershed Day Announcement
  • Taunton River Watershed Day Agenda