Greenfield, MA— On Saturday, April 2nd the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) will host master diver Annette Spaulding to discuss her recent petroglyph discovery beneath the Connecticut River. Spaulding will be joined by members of the Nolumbeka Project who will discuss Native American history in this region. This free program is open to the public and will be held at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls, MA at 1pm.

This is one of two petroglyph sites known to have been submerged underwater after the creation of the Vernon Dam over 100 years ago. Spaulding is the first to locate one of the two petroglyph sites. With over 33 years of diving experience, Spaulding has discovered hundreds of historical sites and artifacts. She’s had many interesting adventures including exploring ship wrecks, diving with great white sharks and recovering a historic aircraft (which aired on National Geographic), but is quick to note that the Connecticut River is her favorite place to scuba dive in the whole world.

Spaulding is also a volunteer and trustee of the Connecticut River Watershed Council. Ed Lenik, author of “Making Pictures in Stone: American Indian Rock Art of the Northeast” will include Spaulding’s petroglyph find in his newest book.

For more information, call CRWC at 413-772-2020 or stop by the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls, MA on weekends.

The Connecticut River Watershed Council works to protect the watershed from source to sea. As stewards of this heritage, we celebrate our four-state treasure and collaborate, educate, organize, restore and intervene to preserve its health for generations to come. Our work informs our vision of economic and ecological abundance. To learn more about CRWC, or to join the effort and help protect our rivers, visit www.ctriver.org.

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