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:

VISION:

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.
VISION:

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.
 
WEBSTER RIVERWALK:

The Webster Office of Community Development has engaged Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) to finalize the design and manage the construction of the Riverwalk. Ground was broken for construction of the first phase, immediately upstream from French River Park, on June 9, 2014.

Read more about it.

WATER QUALITY MONITORING:

Our 2013 Water Quality Monitoring Report in now available on-line.  You can also read a summary in the
Water Quality section of this website using the button on the left.

Our second 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

 
VISION:

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.
VISION:

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.
VISION:

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.
French River Connection, PO Box 45, Webster MA 02840
 
Water Quality Monitoring: Spend a few hours once or more during the remainder of 2014 supporting our water quality monitoring campaign. Learn what is normal for the French River and its tributaries, and what constitutes an impairment. Visit more than a dozen sites to understand our watershed. To learn more and volunteer, contact Jack Josti, program manager.
 
 
Summer Concert Series: The Webster Recreation Committee has organized a free summer concert series in French River Park,  every Wednesday evening at 6:30 through August 27th. Here is the schedule of performers