Monday, May 23, 2011

Massachusetts Audubon Paddle

On May 22, the Massachusetts Audubon Society launched an interpreted paddling event from Leovich Landing, believed to be the first organized group to do so since the site opened in September 2010. The group planned to paddle upstream to Hodges Village and back.

French River Paddle

On May 21, a group of paddlers set out from Hodges Village Dam and paddled to Webster North Village, enjoying the sunshine and spring river life. The water was high and swift for this time of year, as shown above as a paddler shoots a beaver dam.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Perryville Trace Walk

On May 21, enjoying the first sunshine in days, nine walkers took a stroll on the Perryville Trace, one of the "1000 great places in Massachusetts." Participants enjoyed the green woods, and were able to take note of all the beaver activity along the river. Another walk is scheduled for August 13 at 10am.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

French River Park Opening Day Receives Funding

Funding for the opening of French River Park, now scheduled for August 20, has been received from two sources. The Janet Malser Humanities Trust has fully funded a request for $600 to support the musical portion of the day. The Webster Lake Association has donated $100 to help defray other costs of the event. We thank these and all our donors for their interest and generosity.

French River Park Opening Day will feature music by the Yankee Dogs and the Pulaski Brass Band, balloon twisting by Bella the Clown, a duck race (river flow permitting), moonwalk, children's activities by the Webster-Dudley Boys and Girls Club, informational displays by the USACE and Turtle Rescue League, and food vendors.