The Westport River salt marsh study is in full swing. One round of field sampling has been completed. To document the marsh losses that seem to be accelerating this
Molly Weiner taking a core sample on Bailey’s Flat
summer, a volunteer will take drone aerial photographs of the specific test sites we have selected for comparison to historical satellite photos dating back to 1938.
Our intern, Molly Weiner, will be staying on a few extra weeks to do additional data analysis and interpretation, so we are looking to raise more funds to continue to pay her a stipend. Donations welcome! Online at www.westportriver.org/donate/ or by mail to WFA, PO Box 83, Westport Point, MA 02791.
Molly Weiner and Wood’s Hole senior scientist Linda Deegan examining marsh
The Westport Fishermen’s Association recognizes the importance of ongoing support for college students and awards up to three continuing education $500 scholarships a year to students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year. Undergraduate students can receive an award for up to four years, and need not be prior year recipients to apply.
The WFA continuing education scholarship is open to incoming college sophomores, juniors and seniors. Applicants must be sponsored by a WFA member. Additional application criteria and instructions are online at http://westportriver.org/scholarship/ The deadline for submission is July 31, 2016.
The WFA Continuing Scholarship awards will be announced in August and checks will be disbursed at that time.