FITCHBURG -- The Nashua River Watershed Association will hold its 2013 annual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Applewild School, 120 Prospect St., in Fitchburg, and the public is invited to attend.

NRWA is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Chivian, M.D. Dr. Chivian is the founder of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the editor and lead author, with Dr. Aaron Bernstein, of the much-acclaimed book "Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity" (Oxford University Press 2008).

At the annual meeting, NRWA will be celebrating the accomplishments of the past year, electing officers and directors and presenting the 2013 NRWA Conservation and Education Awards. This year's Land and Water Conservation Award will be presented to Warren Kimball of the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, and Lynn Fiandaca and Colleen Faris from Fall Brook Elementary School in Leominster will be honored with our Environmental Education Award.

Thank you to AECOM and the Carvers' Guild for their sponsorship of our 2013 annual meeting.

The meeting begins with social time, a chance to mingle with NRWA directors, NRWA staff, other members and friends. The evening will include dessert, business meeting, awards and the keynote address.


Ticket price is $20 per person. As always, the business meeting and speaking portions of the evening can be attended at no charge. Reservations are required; RSVP deadline is Oct. 31. Reservations may be made online at, or by calling NRWA at 978-448-0299.

We hope you can join us!