Saugus River Watershed Council
Celebrate, Volunteer and Learn!               2 November 2012
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CELEBRATE!  Bike to the Sea's
20th Anniversary Gala Tonight

Dockside Restaurant, Malden, begins at 6:30 p.m. 
(corner of Commercial and Medford Street)
Free Event - donations welcome 

Saugus Trail
Saugus Trail. 

Members of the public are invited to join Bike to the Sea for their 20th Anniversary Gala tonight (Friday, November 2nd) at the Dockside Restaurant in Malden.  Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.  This free event will include light refreshments, live music by Hillbilly Holiday (country rock), a 20th anniversary video, games, raffles, and prizes.  There will also be a very brief annual meeting.  Attending this event is a great way to celebrate construction of the new portions of the Northern Strand Trail in Saugus.


For more information, contact Stephen Winslow at or 781-397-6893. 


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Saugus Tree Farm Tomorrow

Saturday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Saugus Tree Farm
Volunteering at the Saugus Tree Farm.  


Get your gloves and work clothes out and head to the Saugus Tree Farm tomorrow to volunteer at Tree Farm Maintenance Day.  All volunteers are welcome to help out on Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This event is sponsored by the all volunteer Saugus Tree Committee.  Bring rakes, shovels, gloves, wheelbarrows and other tools to use or donate.  For more information, please contact Nancy Prag at 781-231-9531.

Where:  Follow Central Street to Jasper Street. Take a right onto Cross Street (the sign says "to Auburn Street), bear left onto Auburn Street.  The walk-through driveway is between 25 and 27 Auburn Street (this is the town's Right of Way to the Tree Farm.  You may park at the Pioneer Sales Building near 27 Auburn Street, then walk down to the right of the building, over the railroad tracks and follow dirt road to tree farm.


Monitoring and Restoring Smelt Spawning Habitat in the Watershed

FREE Brown Bag Lunchtime Series
Thursday, November 8th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Saugus Iron Works, 244 Central Street, Saugus
Saugus River
SRWC Volunteer Pam Burgess and National Park Service Biologist Marina Welch examine smelt eggs in the Saugus River, Spring 2012.
Join the Saugus River Watershed Council and National Park Service next Thursday 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 is a great opportunity to learn about volunteer river restoration projects without getting your feet wet!

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.