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June 2
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
(Community Room in basement) 

June 4
378 Commercial Street Public Forum 6:30-8:00PM
Malden Public Library 

June 27
Water Chestnut   Community Day


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Public Forum regarding 378 Commercial Street

The Friends of the Malden River, in collaboration with the Mystic River Watershed Association, is working hard to restore the Malden River to conditions that support all forms of recreation.  One recent effort included the filing of a Public Involvement Petition to request that Honeywell present on the history and remediation at 378 Commercial St. in Malden, MA. 
We invite you to attend and become a part of a local effort to clean up the Malden River. Ask questions, get involved and seek a better Malden and Mystic River.
WHEN: June 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148.



Three Community events have been scheduled to help remove the invasive Water Chestnut from the Mystic River. Using canoes, kayaks, and small boats, volunteers will pull water chestnuts out of the water by hand and then deposit the  harvested plants at a designated shore site. Please register for the June 27th event. 


Herring Run and Paddle; Another Success! 

Thank you to everyone who came out on a beautiful spring day to celebrate the return of the river herring at the 19th annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle this past Sunday, May 17th.  Awesome prizes and delicious, re-energizing refreshments were donated by local businesses. Thanks again to all our wonderful sponsors who made this event a success and also to the other organizations who came out to show their support for the Mystic River! ALL RACE RESULTS HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED. Visit our blog to read more about this incredible day and check out all the fantastic event day photos here.


Herring Migration

Photo by Patrick Herron.The Herring are RUNNING! Now in it's 4th year, the Herring Monitoring Program is well underway. Learn more about Blueback and Alewife herring and how MyRWA's work is essential to this migration. 




Mystic River in Boston Globe

Take a moment to read the Editorial on the Mystic River Watershed in the Boston Globe and share your comments by emailing the editor at: The Mystic has long deserved this attention and its restoration is continuing to develop momentum.


Corporate Volunteer Opportunity

We are seeking groups of up to 100 people to help remove water chestnut, an invasive plant, from the Mystic River while offering a fun team-building day! We supply all the materials and expertise necessary. Find out more and schedule your event by contacting



Mystic River Water Quality Commission

Photo by Suzanne McDaniel.The state legislature empanelled a commission to investigate water quality conditions in the Mystic River Watershed. MyRWA thanks the many members of the Mystic River legislative caucus and especially lead sponsors of the Bill, Representative Denise Provost and Senator Pat Jehlen.




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!





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