4 River Events

Coming in 2021


  • QRBT paddle, June 13, 1 PM, East Brookfield to Quaboag Pond NEW DATE
  • Water Chestnut pull, June 19 @ Oxford Marsh, Chicopee
  • June 27 – afternoon CRBT paddle & WC recon
  • possible WRBT volunteer work thru summer/early fall-be on the the look out!


  • QRBT paddle, July 17 postponed-weather
  • water chestnut pulls, 7/10 & as needed

August – Quaboag River Blue Trail paddle Aug 21

Join Chicopee 4Rivers on Saturday August 21 for a paddle on the Quaboag River Blue Trail. Gather at 830 AM at the Quaboag Pond boat ramp and paddle to Rt 67/9 rest area. We launch by 9 AM … It’s a 7.25 mile paddle.
Coming with a friend? consider car pooling and place a car at the end then meet at the pond.

This is a great flat water paddle, a good opportunity to get out and enjoy the river.
RSVP welcome, contact Jim at jemerson9479@yahoo.com or chicopeewatershed@gmail.com.

Contact: chicopeewatershed@gmail.com


  • May – Care 4Rivers Challenge!Since we cannot yet gather, what’s the next best thing? Solo service or Safe Space river stewardship. What’s this? C4R has a number of river access locations along our first Blue Trails, they might need a spring cleaning. So if and when (in May) you can, bring a trash bag, stop by a site, BE SAFE, and pick up any trash you see, throw it in your trash at home. If there is a serious piece of debris, let us know and we will see what we can do about it. Whatever little we can do, helps a bunch!Sites: Indian Orchard/Water St, Putts Bridge/River Rd, Collins Portage, Red Bridge lower, Stevens Rd/E Brookfield, Quaboag Pond launch, Rt 67/9 rest area, Lucy Stone Park.
  •  July? – opening paddles:  pending pandemic issues
  • Bacteria sampling-begins in July
  • Water Chestnut removals
  • Summer Fun paddles
  • Ware River Blue Trail planning

2019 Spring !

  • April 11, THU – C4R night at the Iron Duke – Thanks to all who came by!
  • April 20th Chicopee River Blue Trail clean up, 9-12 AM C4R-Earth Day Clean Up 2019   POSTPONED DUE TO POOR WEATHER…NEW DATE TBD…
  • April 27th Three Rivers-river clean up, 9-12 AM . Thanks!
  • May 4, 3R TRACK Arts Fest, come visit C4R 11-3. 
  • May 4, W Brookfield, 67/9 QRBT access clean up, 9-12 (part of town wide event)
  • May 11 C4R paddling event. QuaboagRBT Paddle May 2019  
  • June – Bac-T sampling starts, Plus invasive water chestnut removal from lower Chicopee River, Solstice paddle – details mid May.

Details on these appear as links.

Contact – 4 Rivers

2018 Events

With C4R’s RTP-DCR grant, we are mobilizing to make both the Quaboag and Chicopee Blue Trails a full reality. So, C4R will be holding a number of OUTREACH sessions to engage local folks to help us prepare final efforts.

  • March 22, Thursday @ 630 PM Brookfield Congregational Church
  • April 3rd, Tuesday @ 7, Wilbraham Library
  • April 5, Thursday @ 7 PM West Brookfield Selectman’s meeting room, town hall
  • April 19, Thursday @ 7 PM, Palmer PD meeting room
  • April 21, Saturday, lower Chicopee Blue Trail clean up & paddle, 9 AM Ludlow Elks.
  • May 6, Sunday, Indian Orchard access clean up & paddle, 1-4 PM, Water St.
  •  May 5th… see C4R @ TRACK event in Three Rivers, 10 AM – 3 PMMay 1     Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 4.49.19 PM
    Valley Gives: C4R will be an organization you can support on this day of giving, 

    Your support helps us make your rivers accessible and clean. Early Bird donations begin 4/26…. Help C4R help Care 4Rivers

  • https://www.valley-gives.org/organizations/chicopee-4rivers-watershed-council

Annual Summit 2018 – Nov 4, Fine Success.

Our 2017 event listings:

  • Quaboag Blue Trail opening paddle set for June 10! It was a great day!
  •  July 22 Sat, Grenville Park, Ware on Ware River, another great outing!
  • Clean ups   S2S, Sep 22/23 @ Third Street-Palmer/Bondsville

Summit in November – Nov 12, 2017

Past Events

  • 2015 Kick off gathering, Sunday March 1st.  Thanks to all who came – good start to 2015!
  •  “Earth Day” clean ups & Blue Trail events
    • Saturday April 25 clean up at access along Rt 67/9 interchange 10 AM  ℅ West Brookfield Lions
    • Saturday May 2 QQLA sponsors a clean up at the Quaboag Pond launch, 9 AM
    • Sunday May 3, 1-4 PM, C4RWC will sponsor a clean up of the accesses at River Rd in Wilbraham near Indian Orchard and the lower Red Bridge access.  THANK YOU !!!
    • QUABOAG RIVER Blue Trail meet – May 7 THU, W Brookfield Town Hall @ 7 PMCHICOPEE RIVER meet – May 14 THU, Ludlow Elks Club, Chapin St, Ludlow @ 7 PM
    • upper chicopee paddle June 7
    • Quaboag paddle July 2
    • 2015
      • March 17th in W Brookfield – Upper Quaboag Blue Trail @ 7 PM, town hall11/22/15 WATERSHED SUMMIT @ PHCC IN 3R-PALMER, MA SEE HOME PAGES2S Clean up Saturday 9/26/15 at 2 sites: Indian Orchard and Bondsville/Palmer, 8-12 DONE, THANK YOU!
    • 2016
      • PaddlesJune 18 Indian Orchard/Chicopee RJuly 16 Quaboag RAugust 20 Ware R
      • River Clean up May 21st, First St Bondsville/Palmer, MA – success – thank you!S2S September 25 Bondsville, Thank you!
    • 2017
      • C4R will be at the TRACK arts festival in Three Rivers/Palmer on May 6, come hear our story at 1 PM.

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