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April 26
Mystic Community Earth Day events throughout watershed!
MyRWA Earth Day Cleanup with KEEN Footwear, 9AM, Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville 

May 6
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
*Presentation by MyRWA on water chestnut plan for 2014

May 13
Flatbread Pizza Doughraiser, 5-11PM
Flatbread Pizza, 45 Day Street, Somerville

May 18
Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle, 8AM registration, 9AM 5K start, 11AM paddling races start
Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville

May 20
Friends of the Malden River Meeting, 6:30-8PM
Malden Public Library, Maccario Room, 36 Salem St, Malden


Through policy and advocacy work, MyRWA seeks to raise awareness of the Mystic River, its tributaries and watershed lands, better understand its problems and opportunities, and provide the tools that residents can use to help to restore and protect it.


MyRWA's Executive Director at the Mystic River Hearing, 2011.In conjunction with MyRWA staff members, MyRWA’s Policy Committee is a group of committed volunteers that give a voice to the water, habitat, and wildlife in the Mystic River Watershed. The committee advocates for responsible development that supports clean water, existing habitat, and a healthy environment. The committee ensures that developments are in compliance with environmental legislation.  If you would like to join the Policy Committee, please email Lori, Committee Chair, call the MyRWA office at 781-316-3438, or attend the next Committee Meeting, as indicated on the MyRWA calendar.

Part of the committee's role is to submit comment letters after carefully reviewing the environmental impact reports submitted by the relevant parties. The comment letters were submitted during the public comment periods to the Attorney General, municipality, Conservation Commission and/or another relevant party.


MyRWA launched the Mystic River Clean Water Campaign in 2012 that advocates for improved water quality throughout the 22 community watershed. MyRWA sends out special advocacy e-alerts from time to time on relevant issues. Stay up-to-date by subscribing to MyRWA's E-newsletter and E-alerts.


There are currently 35 legislators who represent part (sometimes only a small part) of the Mystic River Watershed. Mystic River Watershed lawmakers work long and hard on issues that have significant impact in the environment. Your voice is urgently needed on Beacon Hill. Write or call your legislator and demand that our environmental agencies get the proper funding they need to protect our communities and our environment!  Find your legislator here.


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