MyRWA tracks the cleanup of the Wynn Resorts hazardous waste site along the Mystic River. The estimated $30 million restoration will bring the site to productive use and improve access to the river.
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)
HERRING EDUCATION PROJECT
Funded by a US EPA Environmental Education grant we designed and installed a video system and web interface that enables students to monitor a major fish migration and participate in fish counts. Students can view the migration via two underwater video cameras and by taking field trips to the fish ladders. (2016-2018)
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)
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)
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.