A chapter of the Nashua River Watershed Association
Lancaster Nashua River Festival to be held Saturday June 16, 2012
The Lancaster Friends of the Nashua River will hold the second annual Lancaster Nashua River Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 9am till 5pm at Culley's Field on Route 117 in Lancaster – directly across the street from the Lancaster/Bolton Fair Grounds (rain or shine). Admission to the Festival and parking are FREE.
The Nashua River has undergone a wonderful transformation over the last three decades from a polluted eyesore to a spectacular natural resource. To celebrate that transformation and to bring recreation to the river, the Festival will feature canoe and kayak rides with Still River Outfitters from Bolton providing the boats and supervision. Educational safety instruction and kayak exhibitions will also be featured for children in the small pond at the Festival site. Guided kayak trips for beginners or those without a boat and will be conducted at 11am, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30pm - sign-up will be at the Festival beginning at 9am and cost is $10 per adult to rent a boat. Those bringing their own kayaks or canoes are encouraged to come take a ride on the river any time during the day, with or independent of the guided tours. In addition,
NRWA founder and legend Marion Stoddart will join in one of the rides.
The Festival will feature a wide variety of family activities and include exhibitors from throughout the community. There will be (4) bouncy and obstacle course machines. The Lancaster 4-H Club will have livestock on site, Mass Audubon and Mass Fish and Wildlife will run educational programs, the Lancaster Fire Department will have an educational program and a fire hose for kids, and several non-profit community organizations will have informational booths. In addition there will be coffee & donuts in the am, and food, drink and ice cream available from mid-day forward. There will also be a stage featuring live music from noon till 4pm. Musicians include Billy Walsh, Sarah Benoit and Paul DellaValle.
About Lancaster Friends of the Nashua River: LFONR’s mission is: To ensure that the Nashua River as it flows through the town of Lancaster is nurtured and valued as a community asset with wildlife and habitat protection, effective water quality management, flood plain and greenway acquisition and accessible for passive and active recreation for its citizens and visitors. One of our top goals is to engage and connect the community with the Nashua River. Festival co-chair Peter Stanton; “Our town has more frontage on the Nashua River than any other community in the state - what better way to celebrate this beautiful natural resource than to promote a family day of fun along the banks of the river.” Lancaster Friends of the Nashua River is a chapter of the Nashua River Watershed
Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
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For the latest updates visit our web site: Lancasterfriendsofthenashua.org or click on the attached PDF document.