Your community, Your watershed.
The Mystic River Watershed Association's mission is to protect and restore the Mystic River, its tributaries and watershed lands for the benefit of present and future generations and to celebrate the value, importance and great beauty of these natural resources.
The Mystic River Watershed is a network of rivers, streams and lakes that drain into the Mystic River.
The Mystic River Watershed Association addresses issues of water quality and environmental preservation.
We work with more than 1,000 volunteers each year in a variety of projects. Discover the Mystic today!
The Mystic Greenways Initiative will connect 20 miles of paths, improve hundreds of acres of parkland and engage thousands of community members from the Mystic Lakes to the Boston Harbor. We are working collaboratively with federal and state agencies, dozens of municipalities and many local community groups and citizens to create this important park system, which will ultimately provide mobility, economic development and public and environmental health benefits.
Explore Your Watershed
with the Mystic Quest
As part of our 45th anniversary celebration this year, MyRWA has created the Mystic Quest, a fun way to explore, discover and enjoy the watershed! Activities are listed by location and category: Arts, History, Engagement, Nature/Wildlife, Landmarks and Recreation.
Help Count Herring
You can help document one of the most amazing wildlife migrations in Massachusetts! Watch a short video of river herring via an underwater video camera at the Mystic Lakes fish ladder and tell us how many fish you see. Together, we can collect valuable data about this important species. Head to the Herring Education website to get started!
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