State Legislation to Improve Mystic Water Quality

Rep. Denise Provost and Sen. Jarrett Barrios, along with Senators Robert Havern and Pat Jehlen and Reps. Will Brownsberger, Paul Casey, Eugene O’Flaherty, Carl Sciortino, and Timothy Toomey, are proposing innovative legislation to create a Mystic River Water Quality Commission. The commission will investigate ways to improve water quality to allow fishing, boating & swimming, and to create more opportunities for recreation in the Mystic River Watershed. The Commission will include legislators, EPA, state agencies, and community representatives, and will report its findings to the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. The Commission will consider water quality throughout the watershed, including all its tributaries and lakes, and not just the Mystic River itself.

Please encourage your legislators to support House Bill 841, and thank them if they already have.

Contact MyRWA or Rep. Provost’s aide Liz Monnin at elizabeth.monnin@state.ma.us or 617-722-2810 for more information about how to encourage passage of this important legislation. Click here to view the text of the bill.