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May 22
Fish Ladder Open House,
Upper Mystic Lake Dam, Medford

June 2
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM 
Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
(Community Room in basement) 


Welcome! Here's what's new at MyRWA...


Herring Run and Paddle; Another Success! 

Thank you to everyone who came out on a beautiful spring day to celebrate the return of the river herring at the 19th annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle this past Sunday, May 17th.  Awesome prizes and delicious, re-energizing refreshments were donated by local businesses. Thanks again to all our wonderful sponsors who made this event a success and also to the other organizations who came out to show their support for the Mystic River! ALL RACE RESULTS HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED. Visit our blog to read more about this incredible day and check out all the fantastic event day photos here.


Witness the Herring Migration

Photo by Patrick Herron.The Herring are RUNNING! Join us for an "open house" at the DCR Upper Mystic Lake Dam fish ladder in Medford to learn more about Blueback and Alewife herring along with our Herring Monitoring Program. Open Houses are scheduled for Sunday May 17, 12p-3p, Monday May 18, 3p-7p and Friday May 22, 3p-7p.


Mystic River in Boston Globe

Take a moment to read the Editorial on the Mystic River Watershed in the Boston Globe and share your comments by emailing the editor at: The Mystic has long deserved this attention and its restoration is continuing to develop momentum.


Corporate Volunteer Opportunity

We are seeking groups of up to 100 people to help remove water chestnut, an invasive plant, from the Mystic River while offering a fun team-building day! We supply all the materials and expertise necessary. Find out more and schedule your event by contacting



Mystic River Water Quality Commission

Photo by Suzanne McDaniel.The state legislature empanelled a commission to investigate water quality conditions in the Mystic River Watershed. MyRWA thanks the many members of the Mystic River legislative caucus and especially lead sponsors of the Bill, Representative Denise Provost and Senator Pat Jehlen.




Explore Your Local Water Quality!

Is it safe to swim? What about boating? MyRWA monitors water quality throughout the watershed and is working to make the data more accessible. Using Tableau, we’ve just begun to translate the data. Please explore and let us know how we are doing!





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