Read Patrick Herron’s testimony on S448 and H2935, which were presented by Senator Patricia Jehlen and Representative Denise Provost respectively, and are meant to increase monitoring and notification of combined sewer events.
MyRWA and others are suing the federal government over the delay of a stormwater permit - a critical measure protecting our local waterways.
MyRWA teamed up with youth from GreenRoots and Groundwork Somerville to apply stormdrain stencils in 4 languages!
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.
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.
Wegmans Contributes to Engineering Study of Proposed Clippership Connector - a proposed half-mile path along the Mystic River in Medford between Medford Square and Riverbend Park.
With leadership and support from our Policy Committee, MyRWA submitted a comment letter to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding the Chapter 91 license application by National Grid, a large property owner along the Malden River. MyRWA urged National Grid to restore full waterfront access along its more than 2,000 feet of shoreline.
On Dec. 8, 2016 we partnered with Conservation Law Foundation, Chelsea GreenRoots, NOAH, La Comunidad, Inc. and others to call on ExxonMobil in a hand-delivered letter to take swift action to fortify its Everett, MA facility on the Mystic River in preparation for threats posed by climate change.
On November 17th Patrick Herron, Executive Director of the Mystic River Watershed Association testified at the public hearing held in Everett by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA-DEP) regarding the Chapter 91 License Application for the National Grid site located along the Malden River. Click to read an excerpt from Patrick Herron’s remarks!
MyRWA and partner organizations packed Everett City Hall on November 17, 2016 for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Chapter 91 License Application Public Hearing for the National Grid site located along the Malden River.
How is it that two of the country’s most historical rivers, located just miles from each other, forged such drastically different legacies?