From its origins in the Berkshire Hills in Western Massachusetts, the Westfield River links together historic villages, prime farmlands, pristine wilderness areas, and waterfalls and gorges of remarkable quality. In recognition of these "outstandingly remarkable" resources, over 78 miles of the Westfield River’s headwater tributaries and three major branches are designated as a National Wild & Scenic River.
Through this locally-initiated designation, community members, municipal officials, conservation organizations, federal and state agencies have come together to manage and protect this national treasure. Members of the Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory Committee (WRWSAC) lend their eyes, ears and voices for the river. Serving as liaisons to their respective communities and organizations, members raise awareness about the Westfield River and its resources, and advocate for their preservation and protection.
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Request for Proposals:
Invasives Inventory along East Branch of Westfield River, Chesterfield/Huntington and the West Branch of Westfield River, Chester/Middlefield
Proposals Due: By close of business on Friday, May 24th, 2013.
The Wild & Scenic Westfield River Committee (aka the Committee) is soliciting proposals from professional botanists with knowledge and understanding of the flora of the Westfield River watershed and Hilltowns to conduct a invasive plant inventory along an approximate 10-mile stretch of the East Branch of the Westfield River in Chesterfield and Huntington and an approximate 3.5-mile stretch of the West Branch in Chester and Middlefield.
- Resources for Landowners Along Westfield River (PDF - 121kb)
- Westfield River Landowner Assistance Guide (PDF - 317kb)
"...to preserve, protect and enhance the special qualities and outstanding resources of the Westfield River Watershed in concert with local communities."