MyRWA works with many organizations to accomplish our goals. Below are current and past MyRWA projects. View a list of our partners here.
ADVOCACY & POLICY
The Mystic River Watershed Steering Committee addresses the issues and needs of the communities and natural resources of the watershed.
Lower Mystic Fish Advisory Project
This project works to provide necessary public information regarding fish consumption in the Lower Mystic River.
This campaign was launched in 2012 to advocate for unimpaired water quality.
This project utilizes urban design and low impact development to improve water quality of Chelsea Creek.
An outcome of this project includes the development of an information clearinghouse and web-based dynamic map of the Lower Mystic.
This SEP library allows you to add your project to the list!
Herring Habitat Assessment - coming soon!
MyRWA measures water quality conditions to assess habitat conditions for herring in the Mystic River, Alewife Brook, and Aberjona River.
Launched in 2012, the Herring Monitoring Program counts herring at the Upper Mystic Lake Dam.
Partnering organizations, boat clubs and volunteers help remove this invasive plant as part of a multi-year project.
OUTREACH & EDUCATION
This walking path connects Somerville’s popular public park, Foss Park, and the Mystic River.
This 5K road race and paddling races bring attention to the Mystic River each May.
Lower Mystic Initiative
This project funded the addition of two Baseline Monitoring locations, volunteer trainings, and youth outreach in East Boston and Chelsea in 2009 and 2010.
Youth from Malden, Chelsea and Cambridge explored stormwater issues courtesty of a US EPA grant.
River cleanups are held each April in celebration of Earth Day.
Using community involvement, project partners propose several methods to introduce green infrastructure in Chelsea.
Malden River Urban Waters Partnership
MyRWA promotes green infrastructure and analyzes water quality conditions in the Malden River watershed.
MyRWA builds rain gardens to treat stormwater runoff in Arlington and Everett.
Arlington and Belmont began work in 2013 in the Alewife Brook watershed to address non-point source pollution.
Woburn, Burlington, Reading and Winchester address non-point source pollution in the Aberjona River watershed.
WATER QUALITY MONITORING
This program monitors trends in water quality across fifteen sites through volunteer efforts.
Intensive sub-watershed studies are performed through this program.
Cyanobacteria, a potentially harmful bacteria, is monitored throughout the watershed primarily at recreational areas.
Recreational Flagging Program
The watershed wide flagging system alerts recreational users to safe or unsafe water quality conditions.