Midwinter Mission: Cure Cabin Fever
An NRWA Februay Vacation Eco-adventure for Ages 6 to 9 Years Old

February 21, 22, and 23, 2018 (Wed. thru Fri.), 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119), Groton, MA

Children need outdoor time in nature more than ever during the long winter months. Come explore the exciting winter world with the Nashua River Watershed Association Eco-Adventures team this February vacation!  Children ages 6 to 9 from all communities are invited to join us for “Cure Cabin Fever,” on February 21, 22, & 23, 2018 (Wed. thru Fri.). Daily treks, snow play, winter animal and plant investigations, snow experiments, winter detective skill building including tracking animals, fun games, and homemade hot chocolate with a story to round out the day. Join us for three action packed days of discovery and adventure!  The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119) in Groton, MA.  The fee is $55/day for NRWA members, or $65/day for non-members. Sign up for one, two or all three days.  Pre-registration is required; space is limited. To register, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NRWA Environmental Education Director, or call (978) 448-0299. Come join the winter fun!

Replace Your Lawn with Native Plantings
A Presentation by Mark Richardson of New England Wildflower Society

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  (Snowdate: Sunday, February 11th)
NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119), Groton, MA

The Washington Post.com ran an article a few months past with a headline that read, "Lawns are a soul-crushing timesuck." According to NASA, in the United States more surface area is covered by lawn than by any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with beautiful and environmentally friendly native plantings during this presentation by Mark Richardson, New England Wild Flower Society’s Botanic Garden Director.

Mark oversees both Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island while helping to run a mid-sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens, where he overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program, and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program.

This free public program is co-sponsored by the Groton Garden Club and the NRWA, funded by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund. For more information, please contact the Groton Garden Club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..