Calling all River Rats

Calling all River Rats

'River Rat' Owen removes a crab from his net.

'River Rat' Owen removes a crab from his net.
‘River Rat’ Owen removes a crab from his net.
Youngsters are invited to explore the shore with the Westport River Watershed Alliance’s River Rats program.

River Rats is for children ages 3-6 interested in learning more about the creatures that call the beach home. Each session will feature an hour at the beach during which participants will listen for shore birds, use nets to catch fish and crabs, and explore the sand for hidden creatures. Hands-on investigations, activities, and crafts will help participants learn more about our local wildlife.

The program costs $8 for WRWA members and $10 for nonmembers.  The program runs from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting August 12 and ending August 21.

For more information and to register. contact the Westport River Watershed Alliance at (508) 636-3016 or sign up online at