Sherwood Reflects on Merrimack River Voyage, Discusses Upcoming Chamber Events

A four-day kayak trip along the Merrimack River raised awareness of local and regional environmental issues. (Josiah Morrow photograph for WHAV News)

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Shortly after returning from a four-day journey down the Merrimack River, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce President Dougan Sherwood reflected on his experiences from the voyage, which he described as, “wonderful.”

Sherwood, who joined WHAV’s Win Damon on “Win for Breakfast” on Monday, Aug. 19, discussed the journey that commenced in Franklin, N.H., and concluded at Plum Island. Sherwood talked about the difficulty of the trip, commenting that, “these were long, long days on the river.” Nonetheless, Sherwood asserted that the trip was valuable for all those who participated

“We go to know a number of different people from communities in the greater Merrimack Valley…We really got a better understanding of what this river is all about,” he said.

Many community leaders joined Sherwood on the trek, including politicians state Sen. Diana DiZoglio, and state Reps. Andy X. Vargas, Christina Minicucci, Linda Dean Campbell and James Kelcourse. Of them, Sherwood added, “The politicians were wonderful in the sense that they got a real education about the river.”

In addition to discussing the Merrimack River voyage, Sherwood told WHAV about Haverhill’s upcoming Restaurant Week. The weeklong series of discounts and deals at Haverhill eateries runs from Aug. 23-29, with a full list of offers available on WHAV’s website. Additionally, Sherwood highlighted The Longest Table event benefitting L’Arche Boston North on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 6-9 p.m. on Wingate St., Haverhill. The event is Restaurant Week’s kickoff.

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