Welcome to The Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance

Our mission is to protect and restore water quality to maintain the social, economic, and environmental stability in our towns and in the region.

Check out our Free Series of Water Talks!

AWWA, the Gafney Library in Sanbornville, NH and the Acton Public Library in Acton, ME have joined together this spring to present “Water Talks”, a series of four presentations by experts in their fields. The talks will cover eagles, eels, loons, and healthy lakes. 

The talks are free and open to the public!

Upcoming Talk

Wednesday, May 23 @ 2 pm Wakefield Opera House

“State of The Loon — The Natural History, Challenges, and Successes of Loons in New Hampshire”

Harry Vogel

Biologist at the Loon Preservation Committee in Moultonborough, NH

Future Talk:

“What Makes Good Lakes Go Bad, and What We Can Do About It” – Wed. June 20, 2 PM 

Acton Town Hall – Don Kretchmer, a Certified Lake Manager at DK Water Resource Consulting

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Tank Tales: The End

We had a wonderful day yesterday releasing the Paul School's brook trout! It's such a fun experiencing following the journey of a trout, or 200 for that matter! The 4th graders were able to release their fry into the Branch River that runs right behind the school. Now...

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Tank Tales: Free At Last

On Tuesday when I arrived at Acton Elementary, it seemed that everyone in the school knew why I was there, and knew that "it was time". It was time for the 7th grader's trout to enter the big wide world. It continues to surprise me how attached the students get to...

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Tank Tales: Catching Critters

Last week the Paul School's 4th grade, and Acton Elementary's 7th grade, learned about how to determine water quality based on the types of macroinvertebrates or "water bugs" you find in a stream. These macroinvertebrates are important because once our brook trout are...

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