NRWA 2014 Holiday Online Auction:

Donate Now—Shop Later—Do Good

The Nashua River Watershed Association is busily organizing its 2014 Holiday Online Auction which begins November 20th and ends on December 5th. This is a fun way to do your holiday shopping! Find interesting gifts and feel good knowing proceeds support the NRWA's vital efforts to protect natural resources and provide environmental education programs in 32 watershed communities.

We're currently accepting donations. You can help NRWA make this auction a success—a great auction needs great items! Can you donate sports tickets, jewelry, electronics, professional services, or gift certificates? See our Wish List.

Do you own a business? This is a powerful opportunity to advertise to thousands of local residents and a broader online audience nation-wide. Your business logo and a hyperlink to your website appear on the auction website alongside your donated item. Our online auction runs during the peak of the holiday shopping season encompassing Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and #GivingTuesday.

The donation deadline is November 17th. Donate now and support the work of the NRWA in your community and beyond. If you'd like to donate or have questions, please contact Pam Gilfillan, NRWA Development Associate, at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Visit our online auction today, where you can sign up to receive auction Email Updates. Be sure to start bidding on November 20th!


Water Chestnuts in the Nashua River Lecture/Slideshow

Thursday, October 23, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119) in Groton, MA

Water chestnuts are an invasive aquatic plant first found in the Pepperell Pond impoundment area of the Nashua River in the late 1990s. These plants create an impenetrable mat of growth that makes the river inaccessible to boating and fishing. Their growth replaces ecologically critical native plant species. When the dense mats die off in the fall, they sink and decay, which depletes oxygen levels vital to fish, destroying native fish habitat with resulting negative impact on fish populations. The Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) has been working for over a decade to contain this aggressive infestation. The NRWA invites the public to learn more
about "Water Chestnuts in the Nashua River" during this free presentation. Martha Morgan, NRWA Water Programs Director, and Kathryn Nelson, NRWA Water Monitoring Coordinator, will present an informative slideshow on the plant's life cycle, impact on wildlife, and efforts to eradicate it in the Nashua River. This is an opportunity to become better informed about this plant and share information on how to prevent its spread and reduce its impact at existing infestation areas, either in the river or in our local ponds.
This program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is appreciated for planning purposes. For more information or to pre-register please contact Martha Morgan, NRWA Water Programs Director, at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .