Blog - Charles River Watershed Association

2017 Charles River water quality report: better than before, but room to improve.

Volunteers make for a truly amazing weekend on the Charles

Green Streets: A prescription for water pollution

GreenUp for the Charles River

3 ways CRWA uses nature-based solutions to reduce floods, droughts and water pollution

Celebrating National Groundwater Awareness Week

Visioning a better Mass Pike Allston Interchange

Bob Zimmerman in His Own Words

The best use of Widett Circle? Don’t develop it at all

Highlights from 2017

Protect Parkland and Open Space for the Public

Findings from summer water sampling

Biggest Champions of the Charles Yet

Our changing climate, it’s time to act!

10 Ways to Celebrate National Water Quality Month

Cyanobacteria bloom is a clear example of why we need environmental protections

Dig into the Depths of the Charles River

24 Tips to Save Water

Charles River Herring Run 2017

Stocking the Charles River with Trout

Identifying Invasive Plants in the Charles River

2016 Charles River water quality report indicates room for improvement

Green Budget: Massachusetts needs 1% for the environment

Take action to protect the environment and the Charles River

In Bellingham, the Charles River now flows more freely

Make a call today to stop the state from weakening clean water protections

The Muddy River Then and Now: Water Quality in 2006 vs. 2016

Removing dams can improve river health

The Year in Review- Highlights from 2016

Record-breaking Season for CRWA’s Canoeing for Clean Water Program

CRWA’s Water Quality Notification Program Completes 15th Season

First dam removal on the Charles River begins

Making Way for the Head of the Charles!

9 Ways to Combat Cyanobacteria Blooms in the Charles River

Cyanobacteria Outbreak in Lower Charles River

Good News for Renewable Energy

Take a Tour of Franklin's Best Rain Gardens

Toward Clean Water in Rio and Boston

Charles River Watershed Association Restores Habitat to Magazine Beach

10 Tips to Conserving Water Indoors

Charles River in Severe Drought

2015 Charles River Water Quality

10 Tips to Conserving Water Outdoors

Collaboration Toward a Greener Future

Toward Swimming in the Charles River

17th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup

Rethinking Urban Infrastructure

Upcoming federal regulations will help protect the Charles River

Water Transformation Part 14: Reality Assessment

Rethinking Urban Infrastructure

Twelve Days of Paris - An Overview of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference

The Year in Review- Highlights from 2015

Charles River Gateway Opens at Former Medfield State Hospital

Demonstration Green Street Coming Soon to Watertown

Champions of the Charles a Success

Fish Kill in Lower Charles River Basin

Toxic Blue-Green Algae Outbreak Impacting Lower Charles River Basin

Water Transformation Part 13: Blue Cities Exchange

Boating Safely in the Charles River

Swimming in the Charles River

3 Ways CRWA Counters Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

New Buoy Able to Monitor Charles River Water Quality in Real Time

Water Transformation: A Brief Pause

Water Transformation Part 12: Paying for Green Infrastructure and Restored Streams

Water Transformation Part 11: Thoughts About Finances and Economics

Water Transformation Part 10: The Benefits

CRWA Releases 2014 Charles River Water Quality Report

CRWA and Citizens Strengthen Tidelands Protection at Daly Field

Water Transformation Part 9: Restored Streams and Green Infrastructure

Water Transformation Part 8: Distributed Wastewater Treatment Plants

Water Transformation Part 7: Beginning the How

Boston Porous Alley Receives Award for Engineering Excellence

Water Transformation Part 6: Configuring Transformation II

CRWA Submits Comments in Response to EPA’s Draft Small MS4 Permit

Water Transformation Part 5: Configuring Transformation I

Water Transformation Part 4: Nature’s Principles

Should We Dump Snow in the Charles River or Boston Harbor?

Water Transformation Part 3: Diversity

Environmental Groups to Bring Suit Against EPA in Violation of Stormwater Regulations

Water Transformation Part 2: Wasteful and Inflexible

Water Transformation Part 1: Thoughts About the Science

CRWA Sees the Allston I-90 Interchange Project as an Opportunity for Charles River Restoration

Mayor Marty Walsh Unveils Boston's New Porous Alley

Landmark US-China Climate Deal Inspired by the Cleanup of the Charles River

Help CRWA Secure Funding for Phase 2 of the Muddy River Restoration Project

Let's Stop Litter on November 4: Vote Yes on Question 2

5 Methods Used by CRWA to Monitor the Charles River

2013 Charles River Report Card Reflects Cleanest Water to Date

Legislature Enacts $2.2 Billion Environmental Bond Bill, Passes Water Infrastructure Bill

Dominican Delegation Visits the Charles River

Using CRWA's Blue Cities Approach to Enhance Boston's Greenway Links

Kendall Plant to Eliminate Thermal Pollution in the Charles River

3 Ways CRWA is Preparing the Charles River for Climate Change

Charles River Herring Run: Frequently Asked Questions

4 Ways Volunteers Will Make an Impact for the Charles River this Earth Day

Charles River Watershed Assocation Receives EPA Merit Award

5 Migratory Fish Found in the Charles River Ecosystem

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About Charles River Watershed Association:

One of the country's oldest watershed organizations, Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) was formed in 1965 in response to public concern about the declining condition of the Charles. Since its earliest days of advocacy, CRWA has figured prominently in major clean-up and watershed protection efforts, working with government officials and citizen groups from 35 Massachusetts watershed towns from Hopkinton to Boston. Initiatives over the last fifty years have dramatically improved the quality of water in the watershed and fundamentally changed approaches to water resource management.