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The Year in Review- Highlights from 2015

Posted by Alexandra Ash

12/17/15 12:44 PM

2015 was an exciting year for Charles River Watershed Association. In addition to celebrating our 50th Anniversary, in 2015 CRWA designed and implemented several projects that demonstrate our Blue Cities strategies, continued our field science program to better understand the Charles River, and advocated for policies to protect the Charles River. This was all made possible by support from friends just like you.

Below are just a few of the highlights from 2015. 



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

Posted by Amy Rothe

7/7/14 6:09 PM

  CRWA's Pallavi Mande presents design proposals.

With a foundation that lies in the visions of Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Eliot, the City of Boston has developed a legacy of greenways and open space that connect the region’s rivers, harbors and parks. For over a century, these greenways have provided scenic foot paths, enhanced adjacent neighborhoods, and strengthened economic development. However, today, many of these greenspaces remain disconnected from one another and as such, are under-utilized by those who might benefit from them most.


Charles River Watershed Assocation Receives EPA Merit Award

Posted by Amy Rothe

4/25/14 10:44 AM

 (l-r) William Walsh-Rogalski of EPA Region 1, CRWA's Margaret
Van Deusen, Kate Bowditch and Bob Zimmerman, and Deborah
Szaro, EPA Region 1 Deputy Regional Administrator

BOSTON, MA – On April 22, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 2014 Environmental Merit Award to three Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) staff in a prestigious Earth Day ceremony in Boston’s famed Faneuil Hall.  

For over thirty years, EPA New England has presented Environmental Merit Awards to individuals and organizations in honor of outstanding contributions on behalf of the New England Region's public health and natural environment. The Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments during the past year or over a lifetime.


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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.