Volunteer alerts from Charles River Watershed Association. Learn more at www.charlesriver.org.



Help restore wetlands in Magazine Beach Park!


Start off July right by helping restore the wetlands at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge! After removing many of the invasive plants, new shrubs and grasses need to be planted to restore wildlife habitat and help improve water quality in the Charles River. Learn more about our efforts here. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty and rain boots, work boots, or old sneakers. Please bring a shovel if you have one! We will meet on Monday, July 2nd at 8am in the parking lot near the baseball diamond. See you there!


Volunteer with us for Free Fun Friday on July 13th!


Help introduce the CRWA to thousands of kids through this wonderful event! Free Fun Friday will be a day of paddling, fishing, science, music, and food at Norumbega Park and the Boston Marriott Newton! You can find more information about this event here.

Volunteer on Free Fun Friday!


Volunteers needed in Sherrin Woods on July 27th


Volunteer with us on July 27th at Sherrin Woods in Hyde Park! Come be a part of restoring this beautiful urban wild alongside community members from the Boston Parks and the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation. We are looking for volunteers to help with pulling invasive plants, and conducting a tree identification and inventory citizen science project. Don't miss your chance to help restore this urban gem! Meet us at the Austin Rd./Windham St. entrance at 9:30am and choose which volunteer opportunity you would prefer. All are welcome! For more information please contact Lisa Kumpf.



Monthly Water Quality Monitoring Sites Open


Help us continue one of the oldest and largest volunteer sampling programs in the country! Our volunteer monthly monitoring program engages over 80 volunteers who sample at 35 sites throughout the watershed once per month. Continuously running since 1995, the results from this sampling keep residents informed of the water quality in their backyard. You can read more about this exciting program here. At this time, we are seeking volunteers to sample in the Bellingham, Medfield, Needham, and Newton areas.

Volunteer Monthly!

Magazine Beach Park Wetland Restoration
Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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Free Fun Friday on the Charles River
Friday, July 13th, 2018
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Sherrin Woods Restoration & Tree ID
Friday, July 27th, 2018

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"Saving the Charles River since 1965"

Our mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed.

For more information about CRWA and our current programs, please visit www.charlesriver.org.


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