Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles announced $1 million in grants for four projects aimed at improving conditions in the lower Mystic River. Serving the communities of Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford and Somerville, these projects will improve water quality and wetland areas of the lower Mystic River.

The Mystic River Watershed Association is among the recipients of the grants, receiving $325,000, funded by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET). MyRWA’s efforts will include an integrated water quality monitoring and improvement program in the Lower Mystic River Watershed. The grant will support and expand upon two existing MyRWA programs, "Find-it and Fix-it" and Baseline Monitoring, and extend the monitoring work to address harmful algal blooms, nutrient loading and the impacts of large storms.

MyRWA thanks MET for their generous support!

Other recipients include Groundwork Somerville, the Mystic Valley Development Commission and the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA).