French River Connection
Monitor the water quality in the French River watershed in Massachusetts, with over 5000 separate data points recorded
Construct riverside trails, such as the Perryville Trace
Conduct cleanups of the French River, with over five miles of riverbank cleaned and tons of trash collected.
Discourage beavers, by placing woven wire barriers around more than 400 trees
Construct multi-use community amenities such as French River Park
Construct cartop paddling access points, such as at Leovich Landing, and French River Park
WHAT DO WE DO?
UPCOMING EVENTS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
May 28: Hike around South Pond at Buffumville Dam. Meet at the boat launch parking lot for a 9:00 AM start. Bring appropriate gear for a four mile hike, including water and lunch. This is a trail hike so wear comfortable footwear.
The contact person for this event is Jay Wade
The vision of the French River Connection is for the French River and its shoreline to become a resource that is used, enjoyed, and treasured by residents and visitors to the French River region. The river's natural and cultural heritage will be appreciated and protected, recreational gatherings along the river will be encouraged, and the economic benefits of a healthy, active riverfront will be realized.
The Webster Office of Community Development has completed the second phase of the Webster Riverwalk, upstream from French River Park, and will continue to extend it each year.
Read more about it.
WATER QUALITY MONITORING:
Our 2015 Water Quality Monitoring Report is now available on-line. You can also read a summary in the Water Quality Monitoring section of this site using the button at left.
Our third year of monitoring for E. Coli produced results that are encouraging for the parts of the river in Massachusetts most frequented by paddlers and anglers
French River Connection, PO Box 45, Webster MA 02840