Join Mass Audubon staffers as they team up with Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks staff to offer you unique tours and insights into Worcester’s remarkable and improving water and sewer infrastructure. You will learn all about how the City of Worcester is pursuing a comprehensive approach to managing all the urban impacts on the water quality of the Blackstone River to which our waterways and storm drains flow. You will be taken behind the scenes to view the beautiful Pine Hill Reservoir, the Water Filtration plant, the Upper Blackstone Waste Water Treatment Plant and Worcester Combined Sewer Overflow Plant, the Wheelabrator Millbury Resource Recovery Plant, and Casella Recycling Facility.
NOTE: The course will take you to a number of facilities with stairs and accessibility limitations. Those with mobility limitations may choose not to visit a certain facility, for example, the Regional Waste-water Treatment Facility (located close to Exit 10A of the Mass Tpke off of Route 20.)
GROUP LEADERS: Deb Cary, Martha Gach, and other Audubon staff.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609