Mystic River Watershed Named as new Urban Waters Federal Partnership Location

The Mystic River Watershed is one of eleven newly selected locations for the nation’s Urban Waters Federal Partnership. This partnership will reconnect urban communities with their waterways by improving coordination among federal agencies and collaborating with community-led revitalization efforts to improve our nation’s water systems and promote their economic, environmental and social benefits. The Mystic River Watershed Urban Waters Federal Partnership will focus on improved water quality as well as increased access to public open space in the watershed. This Partnership greatly enhances and strengthens the ongoing efforts of the Mystic River Watershed Initiative Steering Committee and leverages more support for EPA’s Initiative. EPA will be working with USGS, HUD, ACOE, and FEMA.

More information about the Mystic River Partnership:
http://www.urbanwaters.gov/pdf/UWFPMysticRiverBackgrounder.pdf

Read more about the Urban Waters Federal Partnership at http://www.urbanwaters.gov/

Read the full press release (May 10, 2013) about the 11 new Federal Partnership locations.