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Ware River Watershed Advisory Committee (WRWAC)

Learn more about DCR's Ware River Watershed Advisory Committee.


WRWAC advises the Division of Water Supply Protection on its policies and regulations regarding recreational activities, land use and environmental, wildlife and habitat matters within the Ware River watershed. The committee is comprised of people representing:

  • the Massachusetts Council of Sportsmen
  • the Worcester County League of Sportsmen
  • Trout Unlimited
  • a rod and gun club located in the town of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham or Rutland
  • a designee of the board of selectmen of each of the towns of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham and Rutland
  • a representative of the historical societies in each of the towns of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham and Rutland
  • a representative of the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation
  • a representative of the Massachusetts Audubon Society
  • a representative of the Sierra Club
  • a representative of the Upper Ware river Watershed Association
  • 1 member from the general public

WRWAC Members

Massachusetts Council of Sportsmen: William Lebel (Alternate – Mike Moss)

Worcester County League of Sportsmen: John Root (Alternate – Dave Papale)

Trout Unlimited: Jeffrey Schaaf, Chairman

A Rod and Gun Club: Joe Cataldo (Alternate – Bryan Waterman)

Barre Selectboard: Martha Varnot  (Alternate – Edward Yaglou)

Hubbardston Selectboard: Thomas Bratko

Oakham Selectboard: Thomas Hughes (Alternate – Phillip Warbasse)

Rutland Selectboard: Charles R. Williams (Alternate - Brett Russ)

Barre Historical Society: Margo Petracone

Hubbardston Historical Society: Robin Langer

Oakham Historical Society: Bill Mucha (Alternate – Lee Dougan)

Rutland Historical Society: Helen Viner

Massachusetts Wildlife Federation: (group disbanded)

Massachusetts Audubon Society: Martha Gach

Sierra Club: Matt Hopkinson

Upper Ware River Watershed Association: (group disbanded)

General Public:  Mark DuBois  (Alternate – Dave Small)

WRWAC Meetings



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