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April 26
Mystic Community Earth Day events throughout watershed!
MyRWA Earth Day Cleanup with KEEN Footwear, 9AM, Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville 

May 6
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
*Presentation by MyRWA on water chestnut plan for 2014

May 13
Flatbread Pizza Doughraiser, 5-11PM
Flatbread Pizza, 45 Day Street, Somerville

May 18
Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle, 8AM registration, 9AM 5K start, 11AM paddling races start
Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville

May 20
Friends of the Malden River Meeting, 6:30-8PM
Malden Public Library, Maccario Room, 36 Salem St, Malden

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers remove water chestnuts from the river. Photo by David Mussina.Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Mystic River Watershed Association. For the first 27 years of its existence, all programs were volunteer-run! Today, we have a staff of 5, but we still cannot accomplish what needs to be done without the dedication and commitment of many volunteers.

Click here to fill out the Volunteer Request Form and a staff member will contact you about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

 

WATERSHED CLEAN-UPS

 

HERRING MONITORS

 

WATER QUALITY MONITORING

  • Monitor the Mystic River and it's tributaries one day a month. Training and all supplies are provided. The next Citizen Science Training Workshop schedule is here.
  • Assist in MyRWA's microbiology lab
  • Process dissolved oxygen samples
  • Assist with cyanobacteria sample processing

 

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

  • Data entry/other office support
  • Periodic review of technical documents (e.g. Environmental Impact Reports)
  • Help with a mailing
  • IT support issues and train staff as needed (intermittent)

 

OUTREACH & EDUCATION

  • Staffing a Table at the Chelsea River Revel, June 2009

    Help staff an information table at neighborhood festivals
  • Assist with planning events, including the our annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle
  • Become a Superfan! With a minimal commitment, you can help publicize MyRWA events in YOUR community
  • Create additional brochures, flyers, and other handouts to be used for educational and outreach purposes
  • Help organize/lead a nature walk or canoe trip

 

ADVOCACY

  • Contact elected officials or local watershed groups
  • Serve on a committee

 

ART

  • Create educational brochures, displays & other materials
  • Photograph watershed sites and events
  • Create and edit video content for our website and outreach purposes

 

Contact Us Today! Click Here to fill out the volunteer form.

 

 

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