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May 7
Earth Day Clean-ups
various locations

May 9
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30-8PM Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal Street, Malden

May 11
DCR Public Meeting re: MacDonald Park in Medford, 6:30PM
200 River's Edge Dr., Medford

May 14
Early bib pick-up for Herring Run & Paddle, 11am-1pm
Sports Authority at Assembly Row, 133 Middlesex Ave, Somerville

May 15
Herring Run & Paddle
32 Shore Dr., Somerville
Registration begins at 8:00AM

May 15
Fish ladder "open house", 12-3PM
Mystic Lakes Dam, Medford

May 18
Fish ladder "open house", 3-7PM
Mystic Lakes Dam, Medford

May 21
Fish ladder "open house", 9AM-Noon
Mystic Lakes Dam, Medford

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

June 14
Flatbread Pizza Dough Raiser
45 Day St., Somerville, MA

ANNUAL REPORT

2015 proved to be an exciting year for the Mystic River Watershed Association as we continued to work to improve environmental conditions across the 22 community watershed and connect people to the river. Below are select highlights from the year.

Mystic River: B+ water quality! 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 nuanced water quality information based on specific water body.

 

MyRWA was selected as a Root Cause Social Innovator, receiving more than $135,000 in cash and capacity-building services from Root Cause and its partners. MyRWA’s EK Khalsa presented his pitch at the 2015 Social Innovation Forum Showcase to an audience of 300+ potential funders.

 

477,827 +/- 40,674 river herring passed through the Mystic Lakes fish ladder to spawn. This is a 100% increase over the counts in the previous three years of MyRWA’s Herring Monitoring Program.

 

966 volunteers worked across 21 events to hand-pull 94,160 pounds of water chestnut - an invasive plant - from the Mystic River and Arlington Reservoir.

 

MyRWA documented the $30 million remediation process of the former Monsanto Chemical site along the Mystic River in Everett. (View project updates)

 

More than 400 runners, paddlers and spectators celebrated the Mystic River and the return of the herring at the 19th annual Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle.

 

Over the course of 11 weeks MyRWA staff and interns collected 258 bacteria (E.coli) samples as part of the first season of an intensive bacteria sampling and analysis program to inform the development of a real-time predictive model. This effort was made possible by a $60,405 Massachusetts Environmental Trust grant.

 

 

Please Note: 2015 revenue and expense information is prepared on a cash basis based upon information available at time of publication and is subject to revision.

 

 

2014 YEAR IN REVIEW

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2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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2010 YEAR IN REVIEW

2009 YEAR IN REVIEW

 


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