Thursday, June 30, 2011
The river running through the heart of Watertown and the work of the Charles River Watershed Association were recognized as one of three finalists for the Riverprize.
For its works to cleanup the Charles River, the Charles River Watershed Association has been named a one of three for the Riverprize, an international environmental award. The International RiverFoundation announced the finalists of the 2011 Thiess International Riverprize one of the world’s most prestigious environmental prize on Monday. The transformation of the Charles from a river that inspired the Standell’s song “Dirty Water” to one where wildlife thrives and boaters use was pointed to as the main achievements of the restoration effort. "CRWA has fought for decades to bring the Charles back to life,” Curt Spalding, Regional Administrator EPA New England said in a press release. “This urban river is well on the path to recovery, and …
Officials deposited approximately 330,000 American shad larvae into the Charles River.
More than 330,000 shad fry fish were released into the Waltham portion of the Charles River yesterday as part of an efforts boost the river’s boost the fish population.
Shady fry fish larvae released into Charles River.
More than 330,000 shad fry fish larvae were released into the Waltham portion of the Charles River yesterday as part of an effort to boost the river’s fish population. Shad Fry populations once dominated the river, but pollution, overfishing and dam construction have cut those numbers in recent years, according to a press release form the state Executive Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs. “We hope the small numbers of adult American shad we have seen for the first time return to the Charles River are the harbinger of restoring this species to its native spawning habitat in this urban river,” state Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin said. “We are grateful for the support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Take a photographic tour of a beautiful part of Waltham.
This week, our Viewfinder column takes readers on a tour of Waltham's Riverwalk, a state-owned walking path officially know as the Charles River Conservation.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Waltham exhibit showcases Victiorian-themed movement
Steampunk is a movement, for lack of a better word. “It’s a form of elaborate dress up,” said Pam Phillips, 51, who traveled from Watertown to see the “Steampunk, Form & Function, and an Exhibition of Innovation, Invention and Gadgetry” at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham The exhibit, sponsored by Steampuffin, opened in October, and runs through May 2011. The highly stylized genre combines Victorian style with modern technology, and continuously brings in people of all ages interested in the many aspects of steampunk, including its reach into art, literature, music, science fiction and fashion. Curt Hayashi, 66, a Waltham resident and two-year volunteer at the museum said the exhibit is an offspring of the …