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Opportunity of A Lifetime: The I-90 Project

Posted by Nick King

9/26/18 10:56 AM

It’s been called the opportunity of a lifetime.  It’s the state’s I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project to straighten out the giant swerve the Mass Pike takes where it passes by a former freight rail yard and through the former toll booths in Allston.

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The Bluebacks are Back

Posted by Nick King

6/18/18 3:13 PM

Guest blog post by fisherman, retired Boston Globe writer and CRWA volunteer Nick King

WATERTOWN – There are lots of new commuters passing through town these days and they’re dwarfing by tenfold the human population of this community on the Charles River. The newcomers are river herring, and their annual spring migration is in full force, bringing hundreds of thousands of them into and up the Charles, many schooling below and above the Watertown dam.

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Green Streets: A prescription for water pollution

Posted by Nick King

4/24/18 10:58 AM

Guest blog post by fisherman, retired Boston Globe writer and CRWA volunteer Nick King

I woke up recently with a nasty case of pavement anxiety disorder. I was anxious about all the potholes on my street and why they weren’t being fixed. But I was even more anxious about the sheer expanse of pavement everywhere - and how that was holding Mother Nature’s rainwater hostage.

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Stocking the Charles River with Trout

Posted by Nick King

5/11/17 10:42 AM

Guest blog post by fisherman, retired Boston Globe writer and CRWA volunteer Nick King

Much has been written, and rightly so, about the tremendous progress that has been made in cleaning up the Charles so that it is, at times, a swimmable river. Much less publicized is the fact that the Charles is increasingly fishable too, and I don’t mean just for its plentiful native bass, pickerel, carp and panfish but also for the wiliest and most sought-after species the trout.

 

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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.