Saugus River Watershed Council
Upcoming Events and News                           No: 2, April 24, 2010
In This Issue
River Night
Exploring the Saugus River
Wine Tasting a Great Success
Wildlife Program
About Us 
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River Night 2010 
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Spinelli's in Lynnfield
Tickets are still available for this year's River Night dinner and benefit auction scheduled for Tuesday, May 4th, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Spinelli's on Route 1 South, Lynnfield.  Plan ahead for a wonderful evening featuring Spinelli's delicious dinner, live jazz music, and exciting live and silent auctions. 
You will have a chance to bid on luxury box seats to see the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, a one week Maine sailing vacation for two aboard the Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch, dinner at fine restaurants, sporting tickets, home and garden items, original artwork, getaways, jewelry, personal luxury items, museum tickets, and much more!
Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch
All proceeds will support the Saugus River Watershed Council's environmental education and river restoration programs.
Individual tickets are $35 per person.  For information about event registration, item donations, sponsorship opportunities, or advertising in the program book, contact or
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Exploring the Saugus River
Returning fish to the Saugus River
On April 22, adults and children alike joined the Saugus River Watershed Council, National Park Service and Essex National Heritage Commission for a first hand look at fish monitoring in the Saugus River.
Families joined SRWC Director Joan LeBlanc and National Park Service Ranger Michelle Blees to identify and monitor rainbow smelt, American eels and other fish in the river. 
National Park Service Ranger Curtis White led an informative tour highlighting the importance of the Saugus River in shaping the history of the Saugus Iron Works.  (Photos by Elizabeth Rankin)
Measuring Fish
Checking the Fish Net
Saugus River Fish Monitoring
Looking in the Tank
Wine Tasting a Great Success 
Wine Tasting
Special thanks to Beena Patel and the Wine Shop of Reading for co-hosting our first wine tasting fundraiser last month.  Members and friends of the Saugus River Watershed Council tasted special wine and cheese pairings while enjoying live music by Kirsten and Dave.  Congratulations to Steve and Helen Winslow who won the wine basket raffle, and Kathy Wrynn who won our "Take a Chance on the River" raffle.  Thanks also to the Wine Shop of Reading for donating a percentage of sales toward the Saugus River Watershed Council's environmental education programs. 
(Photo by Dan Burgess)
Families Learn about Local Wildlife
Exploring Wildlife Signs with Bob Metcalfe
On Sunday, March 7th, over 120 people joined the Saugus River Watershed Council and New England Discovery for a winter wildlife program at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.  Families enjoyed hiking through Breakheart while looking for signs of wildlife, toasting marshmallows by a campfire, and playing outdoor games with a wildlife theme.  Special thanks to Bob Metcalfe, Kent Jackson, Bob McLaughlin, Debra Panetta, Mark Panetta Jr., and all of the staff at Breakheart Reservation for making this free family event such a great success.  (Photo by Mark Panetta Jr.)