The Westport Fishermen’s Association will once again host its 8K Beach Run and 5K Family Fun Run/Walk at the DCR Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport MA on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The race gun will sound off at 10:00 am.
Come out to run a beautiful, flat and fast 8K course with ocean and river views or walk or run a 5K loop for fun. All proceeds will support WFA’s efforts to protect and preserve the Westport River and its tributaries as well as our scholarship and education programs.
Complimentary T-Shirts for the first 150 pre-registered runners. Cash prizes for top finishers and other awards for best time in different age groups. Post race celebration will include The Back Eddy‘s famous pulled pork sandwiches. Raffle prizes for lucky participants will also be offered, compliments of our sponsors.
Register online at www.racemenu.com/wfa12 or download the mail-in form: WFA race registration 2016
Entry fee is $25 before May 2nd with a $5 discount for WFA members. Late/race day registration is $35.
The Westport Fishermen’s Association is working with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystems Center (MBL) and the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program to examine rapid salt marsh loss in the Westport Rivers, which flow into Buzzards Bay. We are seeking a college student for 8 to 10 weeks this summer to support this study. With guidance from the project partners, the Salt Marsh Intern will be responsible for performing the core elements of a three-part project: develop a historical timeline of salt mash loss and upland land used changes based on aerial imagery, execute a field sampling plan, and perform laboratory analysis of the samples collected.
Job posting: Salt Marsh Intern PD 2016
April 27, 2016 Update: We are no longer accepting resumes and have begun the selection process. Thanks for your interest.