"Friendship Braid" Quilt Set Raffle

December 9, 2016 at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119), Groton, MA

Friendship Braid Quilt to be raffledThe NRWA is holding a raffle for a beautiful set of “Friendship Braid” quilts, pieced and quilted by Emily Norton of Townsend.  Proceeds of the raffle will support NRWA’s programs in the 32 communities of our watershed.  Tickets are $5 for one chance and $20 for five chances. The quilt set includes a full/queen size quilt and a matching infant/doll quilt. The drawing date will be December 9, 2016.  If you would like to view the quilts or purchase tickets to participate in the raffle, just stop by the NRWA River Resource Center at 592 Main Street (Rt. 119) in Groton, during our regular business hours (Mon. thru Fri. 9:00 to 4:30).  Due to gaming regulations, tickets will not be sold online or through email. Thank you to Emily for this generous donation.

Becoming Wolf: The Eastern Coyote


December 6, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at NRWA River Resource Center (Rt. 119) in Groton, MA

Join us for this free presentation “Becoming Wolf: The Eastern Coyote” with our presenter Chris Schadler, M.S., M.A., Wild Canid Ecologist, New Hampshire and Vermont Representative, Project Coyote. The focus of Chris’ talk will be the rapid evolution of the small western coyote into our much larger eastern coyote in just 100 years.  What does the future hold for this creature?  And for us, living within its territories?  Chris will talk about basic ecology and behavior.  And she will cover how, if left alone and unhunted by humans, this adaptable carnivore regulates its own population growth.

Chris’ interest in wild canids began in 1979 as a volunteer at the Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana under Dr. Erich Klinghammer. She holds a Masters in Conservation Biology from Antioch University Graduate School. Her thesis focused on the biological and social perspectives of natural recovery for the Eastern Timber Wolf in Michigan. While wolf recovery was the focus of her early work, Chris’ attention shifted to the eastern coyote when she moved to New England. Chris has taught Conservation Issues and Wolf Ecology at the University of New Hampshire.  She instructs and mentors adult degree candidates in the UNH System at Granite State College. Chris is now the New Hampshire and Vermont Representative for Project Coyote, a national group promoting coexistence with coyotes.

This free public presentation is made possible by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund.