additional projects

 

 
Community members constructing a rain garden in Malden.

Community members constructing a rain garden in Malden.

stormwater education collaborative

MyRWA received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Urban Waters Program to support the development of multimedia education program to increase awareness of stormwater pollution for a regional coalition of municipalities. (2016-2017)

River herring. Photo by Patrick Herron.

River herring. Photo by Patrick Herron.

herring education project

Funded by a US EPA Environmental Education grant we will design and install a video system and web interface that enables students to monitor a major fish migration and participate in fish counts. Students will view the migration via two underwater video cameras and by taking field trips to the fish ladders. (2016-2018)

Volunteers remove Oriental bittersweet, an invasive vine.

Volunteers remove Oriental bittersweet, an invasive vine.

park improvements & planning

Through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program,  MyRWA and partners will work to restore habitat in our urban park spaces through invasive plant management planning and events. The project area includes 4.7 miles of riverfront parkland and focuses on the 66-acre Torbert Macdonald Park in Medford. (2016-2018)

MyRWA performed community outreach about stormwater runoff at local festivals.

MyRWA performed community outreach about stormwater runoff at local festivals.

MALDEN RIVER URBAN WATERS PARTNERSHIP

MyRWA promoted green infrastructure in three environmental justice communities bordering the Malden River - Everett, Malden and Medford - through public and municipal education, technical assistance, and through an existing conditions analysis of Malden River water quality. This project was funded by the US EPA Urban Waters Small Grants Program. (2014-2016)

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lower mystic fish advisory project

MyRWA and partnering organizations are working to determine just that answer in the saltwater section of the Mystic River. The purpose of the Lower Mystic Fish Advisory Project is to provide clear, useful, and necessary public information that will enable the communities in the Lower Mystic River (below the Amelia Earhart dam) to safely catch and consume fish from the Mystic River.

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