Saugus River Watershed Council
Upcoming Events and News                    No: 6, 23 September 2010
In This Issue
CoastSweep Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 25th
Tuff Ten Trail Race October 17th
Volunteers Improve Pranker's Pond
Picnic & Children's Festival
Wildlife Program
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Rumney Marsh Cleanup this Saturday
September 25th, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Please join the Saugus River Watershed Council, GE Aviation, Revere High School, and Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein for our annual CoastSweep volunteer cleanup at Rumney Marsh.  Volunteers will remove debris and trash from Rumney Marsh while participating in a nationwide effort to track data about marine debris.  This event is also sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, the Ocean Conservancy, and the Urban Harbors Institute.
Come early for coffee and donuts.  Volunteers will receive t-shirts, bags, gloves and drinks.  Bring rubber boots if you have them!
Directions:  Meet at the VFW Mottolo Post 4524, 10 Garofalo Street, Revere.  From Route 1, take Route 60 East, follow through Brown Circle, make a U-Turn at Revere Street onto 60 West, take right onto Hutchinson, left on Union, and follow to Garofalo.   
Tuff Ten Trail Race
Sunday, October 17th
The Saugus River Watershed Council will host its first Tuff Ten Trail race at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus on Sunday, 17 October 2010.  Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., race begins at 10:00 a.m. This challenging off road trail race is ideal for experienced trail runners.  All proceeds benefit the Saugus River Watershed Council's youth environmental education programs.
Go to our Tuff Ten Race website to learn more about race registration, course details, volunteer opportunities, prizes, event sponsors and more.
Volunteers Improve Pranker's Pond 
Last June, approximately 75 people worked together to improve Pranker's Pond in memory of local volunteer Sean LeBlanc.  By the end of the day, trees and a new garden were planted, benches were refinished, a kiosk was built, and debris was removed from the area.  Family and friends enjoyed improving this local park while celebrating the life of a young man who made such a positive impact through his own community service and volunteer work.  



Families Enjoy Children's Festival

Face painting

This summer, over 200 people joined the Saugus River Watershed Council and the National Park Service for our annual Saugus River Picnic and Children's festival at the Saugus Iron Works. Children and their families enjoyed live music, games, nature exhibits, a Saugus River art contest and much more.
Special thanks to the National Park Service for co-hosting this event, Kirsten and Dave for their beautiful music, Bruce Lawson for his famous balloon sculptures, Trader Joe's for donating delicious cookies and watermelons, and all the volunteers who helped make this event such a success!
Trader Joe's  Balloons
Learning about Local Wildlife
Exploring Wildlife Signs with Bob Metcalfe
Last spring, over 120 people joined the Saugus River Watershed Council and New England Discovery for a 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.  (Photo by Mark Panetta Jr.)