MYSTIC RIVER ENVIRONMENTAL ATLAS
The Mystic River Watershed Association is pleased to unveil a new luminous, user-friendly Mystic River Environmental Atlas produced with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). The Mystic River Environmental Atlas is an interactive map that allows one to access information about the Mystic River Watershed, including: Water Quality Data, Recreational Opportunities, Accessibility, and Physiography. Please provide feedback on the Mystic River Environmental Atlas to MyRWA. For the full version of the Mystic River Environmental Atlas, click the map below.
URBAN TRAIL MAP & ACTIVITY GUIDE
Written in both English and Spanish, the Urban Trail Map & Activity Guide has been developed with a generous grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) to improve access from neighborhoods and transit centers to waterfront parks and open space areas within the Mystic River Watershed as well as increase usage of recreational land. The guide will provide a learning opportunity that families, teachers, and community-based organizations can use as a self-guided tour of the watershed. The Activity Guide, as an accompaniment to the map, highlights special features of the open spaces and access points featured on the map. This map is available now and can be purchased for $5. Click the link here for more information on our website.
MYSTIC MURAL MAP
DCR MIDDLESEX FELLS RESERVATION MAP
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE POPULATION MAP
Click anywhere on the map for a larger view.
THE MYSTIC GREENWAYS MAP
The Mystic Greenways map illustrates the existing and proposed bikeways through the watershed. This map is available by clicking the link here: Mystic River Greenways Map (pdf).
The EPA has developed a set of Mystic Watershed maps showing Baseline Monitoring sites as well as maps including facilities and sites of environmental concern. Click the link here for the EPA Mystic Watershed Maps.
The 9 subwatershed maps in the Watershed Assessment and Action Plan 2004-2008 have information on wetlands, CSOs, hazardous waste sites and surface water samples. Click the link here to see the Subwatershed Maps. These maps and the full Watersehd Assessment and Action Plan can be found on our website on the Mystic Action Plan link here.
The US Library of Congress has very detailed historic maps:
- 1880 Medford
- 1883 Woburn
- 1898 Winchester
- 1905 Boston Area
- 1895 Middlesex County (From the US Genealogy Project)
More historic maps are at: www.mappingboston.com
Learn more about geographic information systems, and make your own maps:
MAP PAINTING PROJECT
“You Are Here” by Anna Shapiro