Tanks and hats for sale!
Friends of Green River
Shoreline Survey
Friends of Green River is the Green River Chapter
of the Deerfield River Watershed Association

Friends of the Green River was organized to succeed the Green River Watershed Preservation Alliance, which dissolved in 2006.

The goals of the Friends are to lead projects and educational events specific to the Green River in Vermont and Massachusetts.


Green River Cleanup

September 29 2012 - 9 am to 3 pm Meet at Greenfield Swimming Area, Nash's Mill Road, Greenfield, MA

The DRWA and the Connecticut River Watershed Council invite all river lovers to the annual Source to Sea Cleanup and the 9th annual Green River Cleanup.

The cleanup will be held on Sept. 29th, 2012 at the Green River Swimming Area on Nash's Mill Road in Greenfield. River rats will gather from 9 am to 3 pm.

Come when you can! Breakfast and lunch will be provided by area restaurants. Music will be provided by
the Equalites from 12 to 2 pm. Bring your fun self, friends, water boots, rakes, shovels, and trucks to dig in and clean up.

If you know of any sites that need attention, please leave a message for David Boles at CRWC, 413-772-2020 or for more information.


Teams are encouraged to form and adopt a site.


September 30, 2006 Cleanup

For more information or to volunteer to help, contact David Boles at 413-773-7560.

Green River Shoreline Survey

In 2005, the Friends organized a shoreline survey of the Green River in Greenfield, under the guidance of Riverways.

The Green River – the Deerfield River 's second largest tributary – drains over 88.9 square miles. Beginning in Marlboro, Vermont , the Green River flows through the towns of Halifax and Guilford for 13 miles before it turns south towards Massachusetts .

The Green River flows from Vermont into Colrain, twisting southeast through a steep narrow valley, and quickly becomes the border between Colrain and Leyden . As the Green River leaves the Greenfield water supply at the northern border of the Town of Greenfield the gradient lessens and the flood plain widens. The channel also narrows and deepens because of the softer sedimentary bedrock and highly erodible unconsolidated deposits in that area. The river meanders through an area of open fields and agriculture and continues on its sinuous course to the “Greenfield Municipal Pool.”

From the municipal pool, the river crosses under Route 91 and parallels the bike path to Rte 2A. The Green River then flows generally southeast, along the southern edge of the urbanized area of Greenfield . It finally flows into the Deerfield River just upstream from the outfall of the Greenfield Water Pollution Control Facility.

The Shoreline Survey assessed approximately 8.5 miles of the Green River in Greenfield , MA starting at the Covered Bridge and ending at the confluence with the Deerfield River.

See the Draft Action Plan.

Green River Festival

For the past 4 years, the Friends have set up an educational booth at the Green River Festival on the grounds of the Greenfield Community College.

Next festival is scheduled for July 2011
Calling for volunteers to staff our booth: call David Boles at 413-773-7560

Green River Tank Tops and Hats now available!

$15 for members, $18 non-members

$8 for members, $10 non-members

You can buy these at the following events:
Riverfest in Shelburne Falls, Green River Festival in Greenfield, or Cleanup in Greenfield!

Do you have suggestions or would like to contribute content to this page? Please contact drwa@deerfieldriver.org

This web site made possible in part by the Valley Charitable Trust Fund administered by Fleet National Bank, and by the Community Foundation for Western Massachusetts

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