Mystic River Watershed Association will offer a Citizen Scientist Training Workshop on Wednesday, June 13th, 6-8pm in Somerville. This Workshop allows interested volunteers to learn about water quality monitoring methods and concepts. By completing this workshop, you’ll be prepared to join MyRWA’s Baseline Monitoring Program. The Baseline Monitoring Program requires a monthly commitment between 6am and 8am. No experience is necessary – all are welcome!
Space is limited – you have to register for this event. To register email Beth@MysticRiver.org today!
Join MyRWA (Mystic River Watershed Association) for the 16th annual
Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle
Sunday, May 20th: 9am-afternoon
Runners, walkers, paddlers, cyclists, volunteers, spectators and all Mystic enthusiasts, we hope to see you on May 20th!
Don’t delay – Register today.
The Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle consists of a 5K Run/Walk (USATF certified course) along the Mystic River Bike Path at 9am and a 3, 9 or 12 mile Paddling Race up the Mystic River beginning at 11am. Compete in both the 5K and 12 mile paddle races and be eligible for the Iron Herring Award. Bike to the Sea will lead a 1.5 hour bicycle tour along the Mystic departing at 11:15am.
Fabulous prizes are donated by local businesses. T-Shirts provided to all who register by May 1st! This is the annual fundraiser for the Mystic River Watershed Association, an environmental non-profit organization celebrating 40 years in 2012!
Do you want to paddle but don’t have a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard? Charles River Canoe & Kayak will deliver the boat or board to the race for you. Click here for details and to reserve a boat.
We hope you will join us to celebrate the return of the herring to the Mystic River!
Click here for more information about the Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle.
On March 13th, support the Mystic River Watershed Association at Flatbread Pizza in Somerville. The Flatbread Company will automatically donate a portion of each flatbread sold to MyRWA between 5pm and 11pm on March 13. Eat in or take-out.
Flatbread Somerville is located at Sacco’s Bowl Haven, 45 Day St., Somerville in Davis Square.
The Mystic River Watershed is one of the most urban and densely populated watersheds in the Commonwealth. It has three Superfund sites within its borders, and is home to various Environmental Justice communities. The Mystic has a history of industry along it’s banks – evidence of which continue to linger. Find out what environmental issues are present and current water quality information by following the links.
Since 1972, the Mystic River Watershed Association has been the one consistent voice speaking up for the Mystic River, it’s tributaries and surrounding lands – read more about our work here.
Get involved with local projects to preserve the health of this Medford river by attending MyRWA’s next meeting:
Tuesday, March 6, 7-9pm
MyRWA Committee Meeting
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
There will be discussions about upcoming events and opportunities related to MyRWA, such as this upcoming program:
Herring Monitoring Program Seeks Volunteers
Starting in April, MyRWA volunteers will monitor river herring at the newly renovated Mystic Lakes Dam in Arlington. We need volunteer fish monitors to count herring and support our data collection so that we can estimate run size. No previous experience required – training provided!
Learn more about the Herring Monitoring Program and become a fish monitor today!