To the editor of THE EAGLE:

For some 20 years the Hoosic River Watershed Association’s Riverfest event over Memorial Day weekend has marked the unofficial start of summer in North County. This year an exciting new event is being offered. In conjunction with the Williams College Outing Club, we are going to see how many canoes and kayaks we can get on the Hoosic, May 17, paddling from Williamstown to Pownal.

We will provide a shuttle service for paddlers. Wild Oats Community Market will provide sandwiches and fruit, Higher Ground lemonade, and Williams Dining Services pastries.

Mountain One is the title sponsor of the event and other businesses are asked to help. Information on registering for the Hoosic River Float will be available closer to the date. We invite all to touch the river!

STEVE MCMAHON

Williamstown

The writer is executive director of the Hoosic River Watershed Association.