Wednesday, June 8
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Castle Island Brewing
31 Astor Ave, Norwood, MA 02062
It’s been a difficult few years to gather in large groups and we are pleased to be able to finally hold our Annual Meeting IN-PERSON!
Join us as we gather with friends from around the Watershed, attend to the business of our organization, reflect on the accomplishments of 2021, plus hear from our special guest speaker, Bruce Gellerman, Senior Environmental Reporter from WBUR-NPR Boston, as he talks about the changing role of environmental journalism. (Read more about Bruce, below.)
We’ll provide a variety of gourmet sandwiches, salads, and desserts from Lombardo’s, along with an assortment of craft beers brewed right on the site!
And we’ll be offering a chance to win a new kayak! All proceeds support NepRWA advocacy, science, and education programs.
- 6:30 pm – Reception
- 7:00 pm – Welcome/Dinner with NepRWA Board & Staff
- 7:15 – NepRWA Year in Review, Business Meeting, and Special Recognition
- 7:45 pm – Featured Guest Speaker – Bruce Gellerman, Senior Environmental Reporter with WBUR-NPR Boston (see bio below)
- 8:30 pm – Kayak Raffle
Bruce Gellerman is Senior Environmental Reporter with WBUR-NPR Boston. He created and was the original host of Here and Now and hosted and helped create the public radio environmental program Living on Earth.
Prior to coming to Boston in 1987 he was Senior Reporter with the Center for Investigative Reporting and a reporter/producer at NPR-Washington. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Scientist, The Boston Globe, Chronicle (WCVB). He has written 2 books about curious people, places and events in Boston and beyond.
Bruce has received over 50 national awards for his coverage of science, business, technology, and the environment including top honors from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Society of Professional Journalists, The American Bar Association, and The American Bankers Association.
His investigative reporting help free a man from prison who served 32 years for a crime he didn’t commit and the creation of an $8B loan fund after he helped uncover discriminatory lending practices in Boston.
Bruce has reported from more than a dozen countries including Ukraine where he reported on the aftermath of Chernobyl, tracked illegal logging and farming in the Amazon and Brazilian Carrado, and has taught journalism in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo among other places.
He lives in Watertown with his wife Yulia and extended intergenerational family. They are the proud and often perplexed parents of two adult children: Andre and Anya. Don’t forget to ask about Chester, their Welsh Springer Spaniel.
Thank you to our Annual Meeting sponsors