13th Annual RiverFest, June 20th - 22nd, 2014
FRAMINGHAM, MA - Celebrate our Wild and Scenic Rivers at the 13th Annual RiverFest, June 20th through the 22nd, 2014 -- a rare opportunity to enjoy a full weekend of activities free of charge! RiverFest, which celebrates the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers, includes 45 events in nine communities and is open to all who want to experience the beautiful rivers flowing through our communities.
RiverFest Events on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Framingham:
- Discovery Walk: 10 a.m. -- Join the Framingham Conservation Commission on a discovery walk on the Carol Getchell Trail. We'll "go there and back again" and look for tracks and emerging plants along the banks of the Sudbury River as spring turns toward summer. Meet at the end of Little Farms Road. Please call 508-532-5460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for directions and trail conditions.
- Self-Guided History Walk: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Join the Friends of Saxonville for refreshments and a self-guided history walk in Saxonville, the oldest part of Framingham. Meet on the historic Danforth Bridge for your map. For more information, contact Lynne at email@example.com
- Family Walk Along the River: 1 p.m. -- Join the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Rx walk especially for families with young children starting at the Danforth Bridge. For more information, contact Libby at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the MetroWest area, from Framingham to Lowell, events will be hosted on and along the rivers highlighting all the things that make these rivers so special. The offerings are diverse, suitable for young and older people, those who are adventuresome and want to be on the water, as well as ...[read more]
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Traffic detours sign, Framingham, MA
FRAMINGHAM, MA- Work on several major roadway, water, sewer and bridge projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, July 1st - July 5th, 2013).
The Town of Framingham's Department of Public Works, Highway Division and Capital Projects offers residents and visitors to Framingham helpful information about current and upcoming construction projects.
The email traffic advisory for the week of July 1st through July 5th, 2013 lists the following projects and advises motorists to expect detours or delays while traveling in these areas: ...[read more]
FRAMINGHAM, MA - This weekend, June 11th and 12th, 2011, The Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild & Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council is holding "RiverFest" its annual celebration of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. The following 3 events are taking place in Framingham.
Paddle The Sudbury River
Saturday, June 11th at 8:30AM - Join Bill Fadden and the Framingham Conservation Commission for a scenic 2 mile paddle on the Sudbury River. *** UPDATED: Although the RiverFest website indicates canoes will be put in at Little Farms Rd, others are putting in at the Central St. / Kellog St. canoe drop at the bottom of the hill by the Learning Center for Deaf Children and paddling to the reservoir in Saxonville *** The Little Farms Rd. landing is located just north of the Cameron School, off Elm Street. Participants are encouraged to ...[read more]
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This painted turtle may look both ways before crossing the road -- but might not be fast enough to get to the other side before being run over by a car. (Photo from Jmailk, WikiMedia Commons)
FRAMINGHAM, MA - Town of Framingham Conservation Commissioner Nicola Cataldo sent out an email reminding residents that several species of turtles are currently nesting around town.
The turtles which sometimes nest hundreds of yards from the many ponds and slower moving parts of the Sudbury River where they live will frequently attempt to cross roadways.
Residents are advised to be on the lookout for the turtles and avoid running them over.
The most populace species is town is the Eastern Painted Turtle which has a ...[read more]