Saugus River Watershed Council
Upcoming Events and News                                 No: 7, 10 November 2010
In This Issue
Annual Meeting set for November 30th
Volunteers Remove 1.3 Tons of Debris from Rumney Marsh
Runners Compete in 1st Tuff Ten Trail Race
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Impact of Climate Change in New England
SRWC Annual Meeting, November 30th, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Please join the Saugus River Watershed Council and friends for our annual meeting and dinner at the Hilltop Steakhouse, Route 1 South in Saugus on Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event is open to the general public.

Kevin Knobloch
Kevin Knobloch


Keynote Presentation 
Keynote speaker Kevin Knobloch, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists, will discuss the potential impact of climate change in New England and across the globe. Kevin has led delegations from the Union of Concerned Scientists to the United Nations International Climate negotiations in Montreal in 2005, Bali in 2007, Poznan in 2008, and Copenhagen in 2009. He is also co-chair of the Climate and Energy Committee for the Green Group, a coalition of CEOs from 32 national environmental organizations.


River Stewardship Award
Please join us to honor this year's River Stewardship Award winners. Students in Ms. Donna Whelan's 4th grade class at the Brickett Elementary School in Lynn will be honored for their ongoing efforts to promote water conservation.  

Brickett School Students
Brickett School Students at Rumney Marsh

SRWC Highlights
SRWC Director Joan LeBlanc will provide brief highlights of the Council's accomplishments during 2010, including our new Climate Change Awareness Program made possible through generous support from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust. Election of officers and board members will take place during a brief business meeting.  



This event is open to the general public. Admission is $25 per person including a delicious dinner buffet featuring sirloin tips, baked scrod, chicken parmigiana, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salad, fruit, rolls, chocolate cake, coffee and tea. Cash bar available. 



Rumney Marsh Cleanup a Success
Volunteers remove 1.3 tons of debris


On September 25th, approximately 70 volunteers worked with the Saugus River Watershed Council, GE Aviation, Revere High School, and Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein for our annual CoastSweep volunteer cleanup at Rumney Marsh.  

Special thanks to Chip Lewis and other GE volunteers for donating shirts for the volunteers and providing a dumpster and pickup trucks to remove trash from the area. Thanks also to all the students and teachers from Revere public schools who helped pick up trash this year. By the end of the cleanup, over 1.3 tons of trash and debris were removed from the marsh making this important resource cleaner for birds, fish and other wildlife. This event was also sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, the Ocean Conservancy, and the Urban Harbors Institute.  
Runners Compete in First Tuff Ten Trail Race at Breakheart

Tuff Ten RunnersOn Sunday, October 17th, 63 runners participated in the Saugus River Watershed Council's inaugural Tuff Ten Trail race at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. Runners experienced a challenging course amidst the natural beauty and scenic fall foliage of Breakheart Reservation and the Saugus River. 

Special thanks to volunteer Race Coordinator Dan Scotina for organizing this great new event which raised over $1,000 to support the Council's youth environmental education programs. Prizes, tech shirts, and raffle items were generously donated by 3C Race Productions, Hannaford, Adidas, Marathon Sports, The North Face, RoadID, Target, Trail Runner magazine, and the Waldman Center for Wellness. Thanks also to all of our race day volunteers and the staff at Breakheart Reservation for helping to ensure the success of this event. For race results and more information about the race go to our Tuff Ten Race website . Photo credit: Leslie Dawe.