Exciting changes are underway on the Malden River - get involved to share your vision!
River herring now have access to additional spawning and nursery habitat thanks to the installation of a fish ladder at the Center Falls Dam in Winchester Center.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Administrative Order on Consent with the Town of Belmont over years of water quality damages. Over the next five years the town has agreed to make a significant investment in repairs to its storm water system.
With beautiful weather more than 325 racers participated in the 5K road race or the 3, 9 or 12 mile paddling races along the Mystic River in Medford and Somerville on May 20th. Read more, see event photos and race results!
A new project led by the Mystic River Watershed Association is broadcasting the river herring migration in the Mystic River this spring, and you are needed to help make it a success. A motion-sensor underwater video camera at the Upper Mystic Lake dam fish ladder in Medford now records the herring migration 24 hours a day.
On Saturday, May 20th at 11:15 a.m. join Bike to the Sea for a free bike ride as part of the Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle. The ride will take place along existing paths on both sides of the Mystic River through Somerville and Medford, in addition to the Park at River's Edge along the Malden River.
On April 5, 2017 the Mystic River Watershed Association, together with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, installed an underwater video camera at the Upper Mystic Lake dam in Medford.
Torres-Fleming shared her story of creating a community-driven movement to revitalize parks along the Bronx River in New York, an urban waterway that shares many similarities with the Mystic River.
The Mystic River Watershed Association is hosting a lecture and panel discussion headlined by Alexie Torres-Fleming, an award winning speaker, activist, urban planner and Medford resident. Torres-Fleming will share her story of creating a community-driven movement to revitalize parks along the Bronx River.
Meet MyRWA's Herring Education intern, Emma Arnesty-Good. The San Francisco native and white-water rafting guide recently graduated from Tufts University with a degree in American Studies. She is now leading the way on a new program on the Mystic by working with teachers to bring the herring migration to classrooms throughout the watershed.