Celebrating our Wild & Scenic Rivers

Here in our little corner of the world this weekend is Riverfest – a celebration of the Wild & Scenic rivers in our area: the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.   Sponsored by the River Stewardship Council for these three rivers, there are activities that occur all week, but especially this weekend.

To see a complete list of events visit [url]http://www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org/riverFest[/url]

The Sudbury Valley Trustees sponsors a photography contest each year at this time.  Last year I was lucky enough to snag a first place photograph and this year the above photo was selected for second place in the rivers category.  (I think I’ve featured this photograph on the blog back in April when the flood waters were eating away at my backyard.)

There are opportunities to visit SVT at Wolbach Farm this weekend to see the winning photographs — I’m heading over in a few minutes to see them in person.

A slightly different version of this image is part of my “Places In Between – The Assabet River” exhibit currently on display at the Nashoba Brook Bakery in West Concord — so if you can’t make it to Wolbach Farm this weekend, head over to the bakery and grab a scone and a coffee.

Recent scientific studies indicate that getting outdoors can greatly improve your outlook on life : so shut down that computer and head out and enjoy our wonderful rivers – they will feed your soul.

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