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Dec 1

Dec 1
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford
*Guest Speaker from Mass. Division of Ecological Restoration on the Economic Benefits of Ecological Restoration report

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

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


#GivingTuesday is December 1st!

On Tuesday, December 1, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Please support MyRWA's work to protect and restore the Mystic River watershed with a special gift on December 1st to kick-off our end of year fundraising campaign! #GivingTuesday




How do you value a healthy ecosystem?

From 7-8 p.m. on December 1, MyRWA will be joined by Nick Wildman, Restoration Specialist with the MA Dept. of Fish & Game, Div. of Ecological Restoration. Mr. Wildman will present a synopsis of the Report on the Economic Benefits of Ecological Restoration. Come learn more about the concept of ecosystem service valuation and its application in the context of the state’s restoration activities.

Join us! December 1, Committee Meeting 7-9PM, Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford




Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the busiest shopping days of the year. If you're shopping on Amazon consider using AmazonSmile to support the Mystic River Watershed Association at no cost to you!



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, has 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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