Herring Run and Paddle, watershed
clean-ups, volunteer events
Mystic mural, raingardens, flooding
Mystic River Photo Contest 2007, 2011 & 2013.
Check out a variety of Mystic River videos on YouTube.
MEET THE MYSTIC VIDEO
View Meet the Mystic, a short video introduction to the Mystic River Watershed.
THE MYSTIC UNSEEN
Over the fall 2010 semester four students from Emerson College undertook a project to make a documentary film about the Mystic River Watershed as part of the Documentary for Social Action course. These students worked with MyRWA staff and volunteers to develop a beautiful and professional 10 minute film about Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) in the Mystic. MyRWA would like to thank Sarah Ginsburg, Julie Hook, Chris Bianrosa and Kelly Wessel for their hard work throughout this project. Watch The Mystic Unseen today!
THE MYSTIC IN THREE MINUTES
Take a time-lapsed journey up the Mystic River in just three minutes.
MALDEN RIVER FILM
Malden youth, Alex Deng and Ngobitak Ndiwane, worked with Tri-CAP's Environmental Justice Community Organizing Coordinator, Nick Cohen, to complete a video about the Malden River in 2010. Watch this film, The Malden River: Past Present and Potential, to find out more about the Malden River, which includes interviews with MyRWA staff and volunteers. The documentary is available on YouTube in two parts: view Part 1 here, view Part 2 here.
The US Environmental Protection Agency New England region released a video outlining the work of the Mystic River Initiative. View the video here.
CHRONICLE HD FEATURES THE MYSTIC
Watch Chronicle HD's: Into the Mystic, A Revitalization of a River program from July 2009. "It's been a garbage dump, the title of a gritty Dennis Lehane book and Clint Eastwood movie, and a running joke. The Mystic River – it gets no respect. But the tide may be turning for this long abused waterway. In fact, to some newcomers, their part of the river feels like the North Country, or even … wait for it … Amsterdam. Tonight, Anthony Everett discovers that there's much more to the Mystic than what can be seen from the Tobin Bridge." - Chronicle HD
Watch Rivers Unite Us: A Multi-Cultural Perspective from The River Network's 2010 National River Rally. This seven-minute video features a wide range of cultural perspectives from Rally participants on why rivers matter to them and their communities.
A CIVIL ACTION
This Jonathan Harr non-fiction novel (1995) turned movie (staring John Travolta) chronicles the fight of residents in Woburn, MA against companies polluting local waterbodies.