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Celebrate our Wild and Scenic Rivers at the 12th Annual RiverFest, June 21 through 23

Posted by Laura Gomez  June 13, 2013 01:56 PM

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Music on the Wild & Scenic Rivers.

Don't miss the 12th Annual RiverFest celebration- a rare opportunity to enjoy a full weekend of activities free of charge.

RiverFest, which celebrates the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers, includes over 45 events in 10 communities and is open to all who want to experience the beautiful rivers flowing through our communities, according to a press release.

In the MetroWest area, from Hopkinton to Lowell, events will be hosted on and along the rivers highlighting all the things that make these rivers so special.

The offerings are diverse, suitable for young and older people, those who are adventuresome and want to be on the water, as well as those who enjoy history, the arts, or a scenic stroll along the river banks.

There are boat rides, bird watching walks, and canoe trips, as well as historical reenactments, art exhibits and music.

Kids may especially enjoy events allowing them to explore the river banks or get an up close look at some wildlife. Local community groups plan and organize all the activities. Stay close to home, or travel a short distance, and spend the day enjoying all the rivers have to offer.

In recognition of their outstanding and remarkable resource value, the U.S. Congress designated 29 miles of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers as part of the national Wild and Scenic River System in 1999.

The River Stewardship Council (RSC) was created to promote the preservation of these river resources. The RSC is a partnership of representatives from each of the eight shoreline communities, state, and federal agencies and three regional conservation organizations.

For a full listing of events, maps, and to find the events in your community, please visit www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org/riverFest/index. Call 978-369-3956 with any questions.

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