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Organization for the Assabet River
Damonmill Square
Concord, MA 01742

Tel: 978-369-3956
Email: oar@assabetriver.org


OAR Events
A young kayaker takes part in the Assabet River Quest.
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The Organization for the Assabet River sponsors activities for members and the general public. Please check out the list of upcoming activities and peruse the accounts of past events. If something strikes your fancy contact OAR for more information. If you have an idea for an OAR event let us know.

All events are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted).

Upcoming Events - 2005

Coming soon
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OAR 2005 Events

Looking ahead...

OAR is finalizing the 2005 calendar of events.

You can look forward to photography at our spring meeting, paddles and other events on the river, informative sessions regarding our river's health, our annual river cleanup, and walks along the river as autumn colors dance on the water's surface. We hope that you can join us.

In the meantime (or if you are new to OAR) check out some of our past OAR events below...

Past OAR Events

June 20, 2004
River Solstice

We counted over 50 kayaks, canoes, and rowboats in the sunset flotilla from the Old Manse to the Calf Pasture in the annual River Solstice - celebrating the longest day of the year on the river.

A sunset picnic, drumming, and dancing made for a festive evening for young and old alike.

Click here to view photos taken during River Solstice 2004.

June 12, 2004

River Fest 2004

Over 20 people in 12 kayaks and canoes participated in this year's Assabet RiverQuest - the event sponsored by OAR as part of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic RiverFest.

Paddlers started at Damon Mill and searched for answers to riddles along the river as they made their way down to Egg Rock.

Click here to view photos from RiverQuest 2004.

May 1, 2004
Earth Day Parade - Click on photo to see larger versionEarth Day Celebration

OAR members and staff marched in the Musketaquid Earth Day Giant Puppets Parade on May 1.  OAR 's parade troup sported a small canoe float and our members marched with giant fantasy fish hats.

June 7, 2003
10-11am (put-in time)
Assabet River Quest and RiverFest 2003

As part of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic RiverFest, OAR again sponsored a “RiverQuest.” Paddlers put in at Damonmill on Route 62 in West Concord, where they received the first of several clues that celebrate the attributes of a wild and scenic river - water quality and outstanding fish, wildlife, ecological, scenic, and heritage values- leading to a prize.

See the Photo Album from 2003

See the Photo Album from 2002

To suggest an event, Contact OAR

Sun, Jan 2, 2005