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Feb 26
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30PM
Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, Malden

March 3
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
*Guest speaker: MyRWA's Patrick Herron will present about water chestnut removal in 2015

March 5
Returning Life to the Aberjona, discussion & film, 7:00PM
Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington Street, Winchester

March 21
Herring Monitoring Training, 10AM-noon
Medford Boat Club, 1001 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford
REGISTER here (required)

May 17
Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle, 9AM
Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Dr., Somerville



River clean-ups are a fun and rewarding experience! MyRWA typically hosts or partners with other organizations to participate in spring-time river clean-ups. If you would like to host a river clean-up please contact us and we’ll be sure to help spread the word!

Coming soon: 2015 river clean-up information! Save the date for April 25 and April 26 for events.



Hundreds of volunteers dawning rain coats, work gloves and trash bags gathered in the steady, cold rain in Somerville, Malden, Cambridge and Medford to do their part to clean-up their local green space on Saturday, April 26th. An event was also held in Chelsea on May 3rd. These events were part of Mystic Community Earth Day – a coordinated effort by many community groups and organizations in the Mystic River Watershed to plan events for Earth Day (April 22nd). In 2014 – the fifth consecutive year of this initiative – twenty-one organizations coordinated nine Earth Day events in the Mystic communities of Winchester, Medford, Somerville, Cambridge, Malden, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. Thanks to the many hundreds of volunteers who participated – together, we collectively removed well over 400 bags of trash, tires and debris!



MyRWA clean-upThinking about organizing a river clean-up?
Here are some things to consider: You’ll need gloves, trash bags, a dumpster or way to dispose of the garbage collected, and lots of volunteers.

Volunteers wanted in West Medford for ongoing monthly clean up of Lower Mystic Lake area. Join a dedicated group of neighbors who take turns cleaning up. Contact Barbara Van Zoeren to get involved!

Friends of the Mystic River, a Medford-based community organization focused on the enjoyment, protection and enhancement of the Mystic River in Medford, often organizes river cleanups.  Visit their website at for more information.


River Cleanup, 2001


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