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March 1
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, Lincoln Filene Hall, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

March 14
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30-8PM
Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal Street, Malden

April 30
Earth Day events

May 15
Herring Run & Paddle
32 Shore Dr., Somerville, MA

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



MyRWA is seeking to fill a full time position: The Director of Development will work to develop sustainable funding for our growing organization. Read more.

We also have several internships available for spring and summer 2016.



Malden River A Top Priority for Everett Mayor

In the January 28th Everett Independent article, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria names the Malden River as an area of focus for the next two years. Specifically, Mayor DeMaria mentions the creation of a public canoe and kayak launch near BNY Mellon Bank and pursuing a cleanup of the river’s sediments. Read the article here.



MyRWA’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan offers a vision for the future. While building off of existing projects and programs, MyRWA identifies climate change as a new area of focus. Read the plan.







MyRWA Tracks Restoration at Wynn Site

MyRWA is documenting the environmental remediation work at the Wynn Resorts site along the Mystic River in Everett. Restoration of the hazardous waste site is undeway. Check out the latest news!




Mystic River Water Quality: B+

MyRWA, together with the EPA, developed a new grading system for the yearly EPA-issued Mystic River Water Quality Report Card. The new grading system provides a more nuanced understanding and description of water quality conditions based on specific water body.

Explore the 2014 water quality grade. 


Invasive Water Chestnut Removal

MyRWA, along with many partners and volunteers, completed the 6th year of water chesntut control efforts. We had a successful 2015 season, working with 966 volunteers across 21 events to remove 4,280 baskets (or an estimated 85,600 lbs.) of plant material from the Mystic River and Arlington Reservoir. Thank you to the many helping hands in this effort!

Read more and see photos.


RECORD SETTING 2015 Herring Migration

During the 2015 Herring Monitoring Program volunteers performed 680 ten minute observations and counted 57,617 fish. The observations and counted fish are plugged into a sophisticated model developed by the MA-Division of Marine Fisheries that yields the population estimate of 477,827 +/- 40,674 river herring for 2015. Thank you to our many monitors who helped make this program a success!



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!




Read more on our NEWS BLOG!


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