WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. >> The Hoosic River Watershed Association, (HooRWA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1986 and based in Williamstown, held its 30th annual meeting on January 11th. Re-elected to the Board of Directors were Wendy Hopkins of Pownal Vermont and Karin Landry and Elayne Murphy of Williamstown. The program for the annual meeting included presentations by several members of the Board on projects and collaborations now underway. These included the Thompson Mill site cleanup in Valley Falls, New York, the Spruces Recreational Area cleanup in Williamstown and the Mohawk Trail Woodland Partnership in northern Berkshire. Many local projects taking place from Cheshire to Williamstown and impacting the river were reviewed in addition to collaborations and river bank clean-up projects with regional partners.
Officers elected at the regular monthly Board meeting were Andy Kawczak of North Adams as President, Thom Gentle of North Bennington, VT as Vice-President, Harold Brotzman of Williamstown as Treasurer, and John Case of Williamstown as Secretary. The Board of Directors recognized and thanked outgoing President Tom Hyde for his leadership of the Board and work on the Hoosic River Ride.
HooRWA is dedicated to the restoration, conservation and enjoyment of the Hoosic River and its watershed, through education, research, and advocacy.