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upcoming events

May 7
Earth Day Clean-ups
various locations

May 9
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30-8PM Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal Street, Malden

May 11
DCR Public Meeting re: MacDonald Park in Medford, 6:30PM
200 River's Edge Dr., Medford

May 14
Early bib pick-up for Herring Run & Paddle, 11am-1pm
Sports Authority at Assembly Row, 133 Middlesex Ave, Somerville

May 15
Herring Run & Paddle
32 Shore Dr., Somerville
Registration begins at 8:00AM

May 15
Fish ladder "open house", 12-3PM
Mystic Lakes Dam, Medford

May 18
Fish ladder "open house", 3-7PM
Mystic Lakes Dam, Medford

May 21
Fish ladder "open house", 9AM-Noon
Mystic Lakes Dam, Medford

June 7
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, Lincoln Filene Hall, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

June 14
Flatbread Pizza Dough Raiser
45 Day St., Somerville, MA

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 our Policy or Clean Water Campaign 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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