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. Come discover the Mystic today!
Parks, People & Power
Building a Movement for the Mystic Greenways
The Mystic River Watershed Association invites you to a lecture featuring Alexie Torres-Fleming. Alexie will share her story of creating a community-driven movement to revitalize parks along the Bronx River. The lecture will be followed by a panel with Ms. Torres-Fleming, Amber Christoffersen, Mystic Greenways Director and Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director of GreenRoots, discussing how a democratic, participatory and innovative process can transform parks—and communities—along the Mystic River. Join us on Wednesday, April 5th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Partners Healthcare, Somerville.
ALEXIE TORRES-FLEMING is an award-winning speaker, activist, community organizer, advocate and urban planner from the South Bronx, NY. Alexie co-founded the Bronx River Alliance and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance. During her tenure, the organization cleaned-up abandoned industrial sites, expanded the Bronx River greenway, and developed green infrastructure. However, her greatest pride is in the legacy of power and leadership assumed by community residents.
A nationally sought-after speaker, Torres-Fleming has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the 2008 Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism. In January 2009, she was named one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by the Utne Reader and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2013.
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