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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

EPA STEERING COMMITTEES

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) convenes a Mystic River Watershed Steering Committee to address the issues and needs of the communities and natural resources of the Mystic River Watershed. The Steering Committee includes 22 organizations including not-for-profit community groups, local, state, and federal governmental agencies. The Steering Committee works to build consensus among stakeholders to develop and implement watershed-wide goals aimed at improving water quality in this urban river system.

“It is now time to restore this watershed, to make it a place that once again provides opportunity for activity—both recreational and industrial—that benefits its citizens with a clean and healthy natural environment.” -EPA

To kick off the EPA’s efforts, a Mystic River Watershed Summit was held in April of 2008. With over 170 attendees, the energy and enthusiasm for restoring this urban river was contagious. The Steering Committee emerged from this Summit to continue to address environmental conditions within the Mystic River Watershed. All meetings are free and open to the public. View the Mystic River Watershed Initiative video, produced by the EPA.

 

EPA SCIENCE SUB-COMMITTEE

The EPA Science Sub-Committee contributes scientific data and interpretation that can be used by the Steering Committee and the public at large to drive sound decision-making in the watershed. The greatest value of the Science Sub-Committee is the opportunity for scientists, technical staff and decision makers from Federal, State, and watershed groups, universities and other NGOs to share information, collaborate on projects and to exchange the latest scientific information that relates to water quality in the Mystic River Watershed. The activities of the Science Sub-Committee culminate with an annual meeting for scientists to present recent findings on the watershed. The agendas and presentations of the meetings are presented below.

Co-Chairs:

Tom Faber, US Environmental Protection Agency, faber.tom@epamail.epa.gov

Patrick Herron, PhD, Mystic Monitoring Network Director, Mystic River Watershed Association, patrick@mysticriver.org

 

2013 SCIENCE SUB-COMMITTEE

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2011 SCIENCE SUB-COMMITTEE

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2010 SCIENCE SUB-COMMITTEE

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2009 SCIENCE SUB-COMMITTEE

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