|SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 26, 2020|
Williamstown, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Riverworks 2020 - Linear Park, Williamstown MA HooRWA is staging Riverworks 2020 at Linear Park along the Green River in Williamstown. For many years, the Hoosic River Watershed Association hosted an exhibition of environmental art along the river trail in back of Cole Field in Williamstown. This year Riverworks 2020 will celebrate the establishment of a new trail connecting the two sections of Linear Park. The exhibit opening will be on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is free to the public. The show will run from September 26 through October 3. Local artists, amateurs and professionals, will exhibit sculpture, installations, or two-dimensional art that can be displayed along the current trail. Parking will be in the lot across from the River Street playground. COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
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TOUR DE POWNAL BIKE RIDE
|THURSDAY - OCTOBER 08, 2020|
Williamstown, 9:45 a.m.
The Hoosic River Watershed Association will stage the Tour de Pownal, a free recreational bike ride on September 19th in Pownal, Vermont. The ride, co-presented by the Pownal Recreation Task Force and the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA), is limited to the first 20 preregistered participants. The 10-mile loop will begin and end in North Pownal in the parking lot of the North Pownal Congregational Church at 3554 Route VT-346, near the bottom of North Pownal Road. The ride includes optional extensions for a 16-mile or 23-mile version of the ride.
New this year opening remarks include a brief update on the proposed bike and pedestrian path along the historic trolley line from Bennington to Williamstown. Faith Christian Fellowship is offering a mid-ride hydration station on Burrington Road at Hoppy Valley Organics, Pownal's landmark hops farm, with snacks and a chance to chat and take in (and photograph!) the sweeping view of Pownal Valley.
Pownal resident Julie Mackaman and HooRWA board member Lauren Stevens will co-lead the ride. Contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-207-1609 by September 17 to preregister and to receive an email the morning of the ride if it must be canceled due to weather or updated public health guidelines.
Covid-19 considerations: The ride is limited to the first 20 preregistered participants, who are asked not to attend if they have a fever or are feeling unwell in the days before or morning of the ride, and to follow basic social distancing guidelines of leaving spaces between parked cars and wearing a mask in the parking lot. While masks are not required during the ride, participants are asked to bring them along on the ride and to keep a distance between themselves and other riders.
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