The signup genius is below and we are meeting in room D125 in the middle school at dismissal this Tuesday, November 13. We have two sessions - 2:30-4:30 and then 4:30 to 6:30 or later, whenever we finish. We will have snacks at the first session and pizza at the second as it happens during the dinner hour. There are also opportunities for other students needing to do volunteer work on Friday, 11/16 at dismissal for setup of the tables in the gym and then again at 2pm on Saturday when the fair is over to breakdown all the tables and put them away. They don't need to sign up for set up or clean up - they can just show up and bring their volunteer forms for us to sign.
Here is your chance to volunteer in the oldest standing committee in Rockport, to work towards conserving and preserving our water supply. This is an organizational meeting to focus on our “conserve and preserve” mission and strategize about goals for the months ahead, till we report to Town Meeting in April. Possible initiatives for us to explore:
1) Review and monitor the watershed land in Town and notify the Town when any such land may come up for sale, so the Town may consider purchase or other action
2) Conduct tap water tests around town. The water that comes out of our water treatment facility is sound, but to get to taps around town, water must pass through infrastructure both public and private, some of which dates back over 100 years. Collate results and report back to town.
3) Educate the public on water conservation, research low-flow devices, to reduce water bills.
4) New Ideas welcome!
Our committee reports directly to Town Meeting and seeks to contribute in a manner complementary to other Town committees. All are welcome, students in particular, performing Community Service.
Heading into Nursing, Social Work or a related medical field? Great opportunity to gain some hands on experience, brighten a person's day and earn some Community Service hours at Gloucester Healthcare. Contact Nancy Pitman at 978-281-033.
Attention dog lovers!!!!! Disabled Rockport resident, living at the Rockport School Apartments needs someone to walk her Cairn Terrier daily, after school. Please call Nancy Shaw at 978-999-5986.
Student volunteers needed to help continue to
monitor elvers migrating up Mill Brook. Great opportunity to work one on one with NOAA Environmental Scientists.
Interested students, once selected, will become familiar with the following through conversations, watershed hikes, and training:
American eel life history, status, human impacts
Millbrook and meadow "restoration" project
Overview of the watershed and the history of human impacts on the watershed,the importance of the brook to the history of Rockport,
Elver and environmental data collection( a one or two hour a week effort from April 1 through the summer).
Community outreach - during weekly sampling as well as through some community events