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August 4
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Robbins Library, basement conference room, 700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington

August 8
Water Chestnut Community Event, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville, MA
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

August 18
Community Charrette: Greening Malden & Everett to Improve the River, 7PM
Malden Library, program room, Malden
RSVP

August 26
Community Charrette: Greening Medford to Improve the River, 6PM
Andrews Middle School, 3000 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford
RSVP

Sept 1
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM

Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA - Selectmen's Hearing Room, 2nd floor

Sept 14
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30PM
Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal St, Malden

Sept 15
Flatbread Pizza Doughraiser, 5PM-11PM
45 Day St, Somerville, MA

OUTREACH & EDUCATION

Through outreach and education MyRWA staff and volunteers work to connect the public to the resources of the watershed. We work with youth groups and schools from throughout the watershed, municipal leaders, and the general public. Many of our efforts are events-focused – you’ll often find a MyRWA outreach booth at farmer’s markets, Town Day Festivals, fairs and other community events where we engage others in the work of the association and promote an appreciation for the watershed. Annual outreach events include river and lake cleanups, the Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle, and forums and lectures.

MyRWA volunteer staffs an outreach table.Do you like to talk to new people? Sign-up as an outreach volunteer to help educate others about the Mystic River Watershed at community festivals and other outreach events! Get involved today!

OUTREACH COMMITTEE

Volunteer to serve on the outreach committee and help develop educational materials, help plan and staff events, and assist with other initiatives as needed. To learn more about the Outreach Committee please attend the next Committee Meeting as indicated on the MyRWA calendar or contact Beth.

MyRWA "SUPERFANS"

Superfans are the “go-to” representative for their city or town, and responsible for advertising watershed events, recruiting volunteers for local festivals, and contacting the local media. The time commitment for a Superfan will vary depending on your city or town, but is likely a once a month commitment. Join our team of Superfans today – training provided! Please contact Beth for more information.

YOUTH EDUCATION

MyRWA engages youth from local schools and partnering organizations such as Eagle Eye Institute, the Chelsea Collaborative, Groundwork Somerville and Friends of Alewife Reservation. MyRWA oversaw a Stormwater Education Program, where youth investigated stormwater runoff and local water quality. MyRWA also coordinates and leads boat-based science explorations of Chelsea Creek and the Mystic River with youth groups, enabling youth to experience the Mystic by boat and perform scientific assessments of both salt and fresh water environments.

Youth explore Chelsea Creek by boat.Making observations on the Mystic River.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

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