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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!  


Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle

On Saturday May 20th more than 300 racers participated in the 21st annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle. Thanks to all who volunteered, raced, cheered and sponsored the event.  Learn more here.

Upcoming Events

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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