Headwaters of Sippican, Weweantic Rivers Protected

Headwaters of Sippican, Weweantic Rivers Protected
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries biologist Brad Chase searches for rainbow smelt eggs in the Weweantic River at Horseshoe Mill, a prime spawning area for smelt. Photos/Buzzards Bay Coalition

Environmental groups, sportsmen and state and town officials will gather to celebrate a recent land-protection project in Middleborough, MA. As a result of this partnership, more than 350 acres of land near the headwaters of the Weweantic and Sippican rivers are now protected forever, including an expansion of the Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area.

Project partners include the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club, Buzzards Bay Coalition, Town of Middleborough, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game and the Massachusetts Division of Conservation Services.

The celebration will take place Tuesday, June 17 at 5:00 p.m. at the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club in Middleborough, Mass.

Speakers will include:

  • State Representative Susan Gifford
  • Mary Griffin, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game
  • Wayne MacCallum, Director, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Allin Frawley, Chairman, Town of Middleborough Board of Selectmen
  • Ronald Burgess, Chairman, Town of Middleborough Conservation Commission
  • Roland Murphy, Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club
  • Brendan Annett, Vice-President, Watershed Protection, Buzzards Bay Coalition
  • Additional speakers may be added.