2018 NRWA Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m.
Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road (Rt. 2A), Shirley, MA

Keynote: Chris Schadler, Wild Canid Ecologist on "The Real Eastern Coyote"

The Nashua River Watershed Association invites the public to join us at our 2018 Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, MA. Our keynote speaker will be Chris Schadler, Wild Canid Ecologist. Chris is the NH and VT Representative for Project Coyote and co-founder of the NH Wildlife Coalition. She divides her time between teaching, giving talks, and working on her book Becoming Wolf: The Eastern Coyote in New England. Chris earned her Masters at Antioch University Graduate School, where her thesis focused on the natural recovery of 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.  Beginning in the early 1990s, Chris taught Conservation Issues, Dendrology and Wolf Ecology at the University of New Hampshire. Chris has provided talks to livestock growers and the general public for 30 years on living with coyotes. 

NRWA will present its 2018 NRWA Conservation and Education Awards that evening. This year's Land and Water Conservation Award will be presented to Congresswoman Niki Tsongas*, for her extraordinary leadership in natural resource protection as U.S. Representative for the 3rd MA Congressional District, and for championing the designation of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers as Partnership Wild & Scenic Rivers. Carrie Boyden, a fifth grade teacher at Memorial Middle School in Fitchburg will be honored with our Environmental Education Award for her passionate and innovative approaches to introducing science and nature to her students at Memorial Middle School in Fitchburg, and shaping curricula to meet Massachusetts State Standards. A Special Certificate of Recognition will be presented to Carmen DeFillippo who recently retired from his position as the Chief Operator of the Pepperell Wastewater Treatment Plant after 29 years. He made a career of striving for the best water quality in discharges to the river, and supported NRWA’s Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program by providing free use of the laboratory once a month for sample testing. And the Association’s business supporters will be recognized for their valuable role in our ongoing work.

A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor SUEZ and our Sponsor Little Leaf Farms.

The meeting begins with social time, a chance to mingle with NRWA Directors, NRWA staff, other members and friends. The evening includes dessert, the business meeting (election of officers and directors--view 2018-19 Slate), awards, and the keynote address. Ticket price for dessert and coffee is $20 per person. As always, the business meeting and speaking portions of the evening can be attended at no charge. Reservations are required; RSVP by October 22nd. You can make reservations online, or by calling NRWA at (978) 448-0299. We hope you can join us!

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*Congresswoman Tsongas is unable to attend the Annual Meeting in person due to a prior engagement; her staff looks forward to attending the event.