Saugus River Watershed Council
Upcoming Events and News                           18 June 2012
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Saugus River Picnic & Children's Festival
Environmental Scholarship Awarded
MarketStreet, Lynnfield
Register Now for Tuff 10K Trail Race
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Saugus River Picnic and Children's Festival, June 27th

Saugus Iron Works, 244 Central Street, Saugus


Saugus River Picnic 

Bring the whole family to the Saugus Iron Works on Wednesday, June 27th from 6:00 p.m. to dusk to join the Saugus River Watershed Council and the National Park Service for our annual picnic and children's festival. 


This free event will include live acoustic music by Kirsten and Dave, children's art contest, balloons, face painting, and a variety of games and hands-on environmental activities for the whole family. 


Bring a picnic dinner and blanket or lawn chairs for a relaxing evening at the Iron Works. Complimentary drinks and dessert will be provided. This event is handicap accessible and open to the general public. No RSVP needed.  (Raindate:  Thursday, June 28th).


Warda Khurram of Malden High School Receives Environmental Scholarship 


Warda Khurram and Joan LeBlanc
Warda Khurram receives scholarship from SRWC Director Joan LeBlanc

Congratulations to Ms. Warda Khurram of Malden High School who received this year's $500 Sean LeBlanc Memorial Scholarship for environmental leadership from the Saugus River Watershed Council. 

Ms. Khurram just graduated from Malden High School as a member of the National Honor Society and will begin an Environmental Studies program at Colby-Sawyer College in the fall. Throughout her high school career, she has excelled in a challenging scholastic program while making time for a wide range of community service work.


Ms. Khurram became interested in pursuing the environmental field after taking an advanced placement environmental science course in her junior year. She then joined the Environmental Club at Malden High School and has been volunteering to help protect her local environment ever since. Her recent environmental volunteer efforts include conducting a cleanup at Revere Beach, promoting recycling at the school, and taking on the role of Secretary for the Environmental Club. She has also been an active volunteer with the Museum of Science in Boston, Special Olympics, Chinese Cultural Connections, and is President of her school's Breast Cancer Awareness Club helping to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.


Each year, the Saugus River Watershed Council selects one scholarship winner based upon their commitment to environmental protection, academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, statement of personal commitment, and future goals related to protecting the environment. "Warda is an exceptional young lady who has already demonstrated her leadership by contributing so much of her time toward protecting the environment and other causes that she cares about. With her strong commitment to environmental stewardship and plans to study environmental science, she is already on her way to becoming a future leader in the environmental field," said Joan LeBlanc, Executive Director of the Saugus River Watershed Council.  This scholarship is funded by the family of Sean LeBlanc and administered by the Saugus River Watershed Council. 

MarketStreet, Lynnfield
(formerly MeadowWalk at Lynnfield) 


MarketStreet, Lynnfield
MarketStreet at Lynnfield. Reedy Meadow and Saugus River in foreground.

National Development and WS Development have begun redevelopment of the former Colonial Country Club site in Lynnfield. Anyone who has driven by the area on Route 128 has seen this major construction project. Ongoing site and roadway infrastructure work will continue throughout the summer months. The site is being redeveloped as a mixed use property that will include 395,000 square feet of retail / restaurants, 80,000 square feet of offices, 180 residential apartments, and the 9 hole King Rail Reserve golf course. Major tenants so far include Whole Foods, Kings Legal C Bar, and Davio's.
The property, located on the Lynnfield / Wakefield line, is adjacent to the Saugus River and the extensive freshwater marsh known as Reedy Meadow. The Saugus River Watershed Council commented extensively on this project during the environmental permitting phase, recommending strategies for environmentally sound stormwater management, building design, and landscaping techniques. The Council also promoted protection of natural buffer zones to protect water quality and habitat in the freshwater marsh and Saugus River. SRWC will continue working with the Lynnfield Conservation Commission to monitor environmental conditions at the site and ensure protection of natural resources.
National Development has created a website to provide members of the public with up to date construction status at

Register Now for the

2012 Tuff 10K Trail Race


Ridge Trail
Click on the photo to check out our virtual tour of the course prepared by Race Coordinator Dan Scotina.

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Tuff 10K Trail Race at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. This year's race will take place on Sunday, September 23rd. Register early for one of the toughest trail races in the region. Proceeds benefit the Saugus River Watershed Council's river restoration and environmental education programs. Check out our race page for course information, sponsors, and online registration.