What wildlife lives along the Quinapoxet River in West Boylston? Looking for tracks and signs, what can we learn about wildlife activity in the winter?

The Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) invites the public to join us on Saturday, Feb. 9 for our "Winter Wildlife Along the Quinapoxet River" guided family walk from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Mass Central Rail Trail in West Boylston.

The walk, appropriate for adults and families, will be led by Mary Marro, NRWA Environmental Education Associate.

The walk for about a half mile on this lovely rail trail which follows along the Quinapoxet River to the ruins of Springdale Mill, which was a riverpowered woolen mill in the late 19th century.

The walk allows participants to look for signs of wildlife activity, talk about the ecology of the river, and touch on the history of the old mill.

The trail is flat and level; suitable for all ages. Those attending are asked to dress appropriately for the weather, and wear sturdy walking footwear. The event begins at the Mass Central Rail Trail parking lot and the trail heads off Thomas Street in West Boylston.

A Google map can be seen at www.NashuaRiver- Watershed.org, under Upcoming Programs. All are welcome.

This walk is free and open to the public. It is part of a year-long series of free programs being presented in NRWAwatershed communities as part of NRWAs celebration of its 50th Anniversary (1969 to 2019).


Registration is required for planning purposes. To register, please contact the NRWAat (978) 448-0299, or email KateM@NashuaRiverWatershed. org. Please indicate the number of individuals in your group, and the ages of any children. In case of a cancellation due to weather, cancellation will be posted on NRWAs website and Facebook page, and registrants will be notified by email.

Learn more about the NRWA at www.NashuaRiverWatershed. org.