In Wayland: Do you know when the Wayland Sewer Commission was attacked by an armed protest mob in Billerica? When were salmon last seen in the Sudbury? Why was the river “dammed at both ends and cursed in the middle?” Celebrate the river with Brian Donahue, Professor of History at Brandeis and expert on the history of our river. Meet at 9 am at the new Route 20 boat launch, built with the sponsorship of the Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council. Bring your canoe or kayak and PFD (required). We will paddle to Sherman’s Bridge (Sherman’s Bridge Road) through the wide meadows that prompted the founding of Wayland and Sudbury, with frequent stops to hear stories of a fascinating and sometimes lurid past. Cars will be available at Sherman’s Bridge to ferry you back to the launch site. If you plan to come and have space in your boat, or if you need space in someone else’s boat, or have any questions, call 508-358-2980.
Riverfest is a celebration of the nationally designated Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers which flow through our communities. Come to any Riverfest event and discover what makes these rivers so special. Visit www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org to view a full listing of events, or call 978-369-3956. Visit us on Facebook at Suasco RSC, Riverfest.
|Sat Jun 23 – Sun Jun 24, 2012|
|along the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers – in 11 towns (map)|