|The WRWC info table pre-start time at the 3rd annual Piscataqua Waterfront Festival in Portsmouth, NH.|
It was a fantastically sunny and upbeat day yesterday down on the Ceres Street Wharf. Folks from all around the region visited Portsmouth to partake in the 27th annual WOKQ Chowder Festival at Prescott Park, and the 3rd annual Piscataqua Waterfront Festival hosted by the historical Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden.
The Moffatt-Ladd Waterfront Festival is a celebration of Piscataqua River maritime history and contemporary water quality issues surrounding Great Bay. The Winnicut River is a main tributary to Great Bay, and thus we were asked to participate in the celebration. But of course!
|The 'With Just One Hand' board was a successful attraction, and more than two dozen visitors pledged to support the 'Scoop the Poop' campaign! Here, the green hands for writing pets' names have already started accumulating.|
Other table hosts included: the UNH Marine Docents who had live crabs, starfish, and other creatures on display; the Nature Conservancy, on hand to talk about oyster restoration in Great Bay; and, a few gentlemen volunteers from a group called LifeWise who promoted safe drinking water using a small enviroscape (a model of a landscape and the community it supports).
|UNH Marine Docents|
|LifeWise 'Water Guardians'|