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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
- Education Resources
- Learn more about the Mystic River Watershed by reading our FAQs
- How can you help improve the Mystic River? Take a look at our Keep it Clean webpage