Saugus River Watershed Council
Upcoming Events and More                           24 October 2012
In This Issue
Annual Meeting and Dinner, November 15th
Protecting Smelt Spawning Habitat, November 8th
Membership Renewal
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Saugus, MA 01906
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Annual Meeting and Dinner

History of Breakheart Reservation 

Hilltop Steakhouse, Route 1 South, Saugus
Thursday, November 15th, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.


Howlett's Mill
Howlett's Mill along the Saugus River, circa 1895. 
Photo courtesy of Judith Loubris McCarthy.

Members of the public are invited to attend the Saugus River Watershed Council's annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, November 15th at the Hilltop Steakhouse on Route 1 in Saugus. 

Keynote Presentation: History of Breakheart Reservation
This year's event will feature a keynote presentation by local authors Alison Simcox and SRWC Vice President Doug Heath about the history of Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. Together they will present images from private collections and public archives, tracing Breakheart's history from its natural origins through colonial settlement and use as a private resort to a public park of extraordinary beauty. 

Alison and Doug's presentation will provide an exclusive sneak preview of their new book "Breakheart Reservation", which will be published in January 2013 as part of Acadia Publishing's Images of America series.

The Council will also present its River Stewardship Awards, highlight 2012 accomplishments, and elect officers and board members for 2013. 



$25 admission includes a delicious buffet dinner by the Hilltop Steakhouse featuring sirloin tips, baked scrod, chicken parmigiana, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, tossed salad, fruit, rolls, chocolate fudge cake, coffee and tea. Cash bar available.  This event is open to the public. Reservations required. 


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Monitoring and Restoring Smelt Spawning Habitat in the Watershed

Brown Bag Lunchtime Series
Thursday, November 8th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Saugus Iron Works, 244 Central Street, Saugus
Spring 2012 Monitoring
From left, Lisa Engler of the Massachusetts Bays Program joined SRWC Director Joan LeBlanc to identify smelt eggs during the 2012 smelt spawning habitat survey.  Saugus River.
Join the Saugus River Watershed Council and National Park Service for a free lunchtime presentation about efforts to monitor and restore smelt spawning habitat in the Saugus River watershed. Bring your lunch and we will provide free drinks and dessert. Presentation in the museum building will be followed by an optional walk down to the Saugus River.  This program is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Bays Program. This free event is open to the public. Please RSVP so that we can plan for seating.


Renew Your Saugus River Watershed Council Membership Today! 


Saugus River Picnic 2012
Children join SRWC volunteer Janet Long to learn about the value of wetlands by experimenting with our hands-on watershed model.  Saugus River Picnic, Summer 2012.
Fall is membership renewal season for the Saugus River Watershed Council.  As always, your membership contributions are 100% tax deductible and go directly toward our award winning environmental education programs, river restoration programs, and efforts to expand public access and awareness of the watershed.
Watch your regular mail for a membership renewal letter and form coming soon. Or, save time by renewing your membership online today through our secure PayPal system by using the links below. 
Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to protect the local environment!