Join us for a Chickley River Walk on Sunday, June 7, 2015. This walk focuses on the different processes at work along a flowing river, and some of the impacts humans have on those processes. Why does erosion occur at some times and places while sediments accumulate at others? What happens during floods? And what does this mean for human uses and management of rivers and riverlands – from our homes, roads, farms and fields to recreational fishing and boating, to the plants and animals that depend on rivers? We will answer these questions and tour recent river restoration efforts on the Chickley River. The river walk is offered jointly by the Riversmart Communities program of the University of Massachusetts Departments of Geosciences and UMass Extension and the Deerfield River Watershed Association (DRWA).
June 21 2014 river walk
Directions to meeting place:
We will meet participants in the Berkshire East Ski Resort parking area in Charlemont, MA just south of Charlemont Center at 9:30 AM. Look for the RiverSmart banner and UMass shuttle bus upon arrival. Participants will leave their vehicles in the parking area and UMass will provide a shuttle bus to move participants to three different locations on the river throughout the tour. Please wear sturdy shoes. Cameras, bug spray, and water are recommended.