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We protect and restore the Mystic river

 Boston Cares 2018

Boston Cares 2018

The Mystic River Watershed is a network of rivers, streams and lakes that drain into the Mystic River.

 Photo Credit: Patrick Herron

Photo Credit: Patrick Herron

The Mystic River Watershed Association addresses issues of water quality and environmental preservation.

 Photo Credit: David Fichter

Photo Credit: David Fichter

We work with more than 1,000 volunteers each year in a variety of projects.  Discover the Mystic today!  


Mystic Greenways

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 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. 

Upcoming Events


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!



Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle

On Saturday May 19th, more than 300 racers participated in the 22nd annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle! Learn more here.