Welcome! Here's what's new at MyRWA...
Join organizations throughout the watershed to participate in Earth Day cleanups. Events are being held at various locations in April and May. MyRWA's cleanup will be held on Sat. April 30th at 9:00 a.m. at MacDonald Park in Medford. Do your part to help cleanup the local environment!
Join MyRWA for the 20th annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle on Sunday, May 15th. Celebrate the returning herring by running a 5K road race and/or participate in a 3, 9 or 12 mile paddling race. A Mystic bike tour led by Bike to the Sea is also part of the festivities! Register by May 1 for an Organic cotton T-shirt.
Curious about how river herring are managed at sea? On May 3 we’ll be joined by Katharine Deuel of The Herring Alliance to discuss the current state of affairs regarding river herring, the New England Fishery Management Council and NOAA. Read more.
Finally! New Stormwater Management Plan
The EPA released the new Massachusetts Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permit on 4/13. This permit is extremely important for making improvements on stormwater within the watershed - MyRWA played a key role in advocating for and providing guidance to the development of the permit.
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Are you a Boston Globe subscriber? If so, you can help us earn a free ad in the Globe. Simply go to BostonGlobe.com/GRANT and enter your subscriber information and the name and location of our organization before April 30, 2106. It only takes a minute, and it doesn’t cost you a dime. Your support will be converted into GRANT advertising dollars, which we can redeem for ad space in the Globe. Thank you!
Gather your employees for a fun day on the Mystic River this summer! Community and corporate groups of up to 100 hand-pull water chestnut from canoes during this rewarding stewardship event. A four hour event has tremendous impact, visibly clearing the river of the invasive weed. All materials are provided. For more information contact Veronique at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-316-3438.
MyRWA is documenting the environmental remediation work at the Wynn Resorts site along the Mystic River in Everett. Restoration of the hazardous waste site is undeway. Check out the latest news!
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 a more nuanced understanding and description of water quality conditions based on specific water body.
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!