The Friends of the Malden River – a new citizens group committed to drawing the Malden River back to vibrant, civic life – will meet on Tuesday, December 17, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Maccario room of the Malden Public Library. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Friends of the Malden River have met six times this year in both Everett and Malden, which, along with Medford, are the three cities that ring the Malden River. In May, aided by a team of Tufts graduate students studying water policy, the group inaugurated a website dedicated to all things Malden River – including environmental remediation, public access, local history, resource improvement strategies, and citizen involvement. The site, at www.maldenriver.wordpress.com, includes videos about the river and interviews with community members. The Malden River group is working closely with the Tri-City Community Action Program (Tri-CAP) in Malden, the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), environmental and urban justice advocates, and Tufts University’s interdisciplinary graduate program in Water: Systems, Science & Society (WSSS).