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The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) works to protect and improve environmental conditions for the more than one half million residents within the 22 community Mystic River Watershed. Read more here.
Internships Offered for 2014
MyRWA is happy to offer several internships for 2014: Herring Monitoring Program Coordinator, Water Chestnut Internship, Data Visualization Internship, Water Quality Monitoring Internships, and a Water Quality Policy Internship. Please click here for more information about the positions and how to apply.
FRIENDS OF THE MALDEN RIVER TO MEET 12/17
The Friends of the Malden River, a newly formed advocacy group, is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Dec. 17th at the Malden Public Library at 6:30pm. This meeting is open to the public and the group is seeking volunteers to help formulate action items for the coming months. The group has heard from local city planners, waterfront developers, and water quality experts. A particular focus of the meeting will be to consider this information and formulate next steps for 2014. Come share your ideas!
For more information see the Friends of the Malden River website.
Support MyRWA with an End of Year Donation!
The holiday season is officially here, and there is still an opportunity for you to make a special tax-deductible donation to support MyRWA's programs and projects.
Alewife Constructed Wetland Completed
On October 15th over 100 people gathered at the new amphitheater in Cambridge’s Alewife Reservation for the grand opening of the Alewife Constructed Wetland. The 3.4 acre wetland is one of the largest constructed wetlands in New England and will store and treat stormwater runoff and improve water quality in the Little River and the Alewife Brook. The MA Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, in partnership with the City of Cambridge and the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, worked to develop this conventional and bioengineered wetland - a great improvement to the watershed!
New Mystic River Guide Available
MyRWA is happy to have a new resource to the Mystic: The Mystic River: A Natural & Human History, by Rick Beinecke. The book includes detailed historical and recreational information for the towns of Winchester, Arlington, Cambridge, Medford, Malden, Somerville, Everett, Charlestown and Chelsea. For information on Rick Beinecke’s book visit: www.MysticRiverRick.com.
Photo Contest Winners Announced!
MyRWA is happy to report that over 65 photographs were submitted to the 2013 Mystic River Watershed Photo Contest. Contest categories included Landscape, Wildlife and Recreation. Thanks to all who participated!
US EPA ANNOUNCES MYSTIC RIVER REPORT CARD
The Mystic River Watershed received a grade of "D" for water quality conditions for the calendar year 2012 as part of the US EPA's annual Mystic River Report Card. The grade is based on bacterial contamination as measured by data collected by MyRWA’s Baseline Monitoring Program. This grade indicates that water quality met swimming standards 47 percent of the time, while boating standards were met 75 percent of the time.
MyRWA Partners with Viridian Energy
Doug Turner, a former MyRWA Board member, is now working hard to bring financial benefit to MyRWA through Viridian Energy. MyRWA is proud to support sustainable energy sourcing and use through Viridian. This unique program provides you the opportunity to sign up for greener energy at affordable prices, while also helping MyRWA earn money to support our mission and programs.