The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance’s mission is to protect and restore the Commonwealth’s rivers and streams.
Founded in 2007, the organization works to strengthen statewide river policies in four areas: water quality, stream flow, wildlife habitat, and investment in green infrastructure.
Mass Rivers received a $15,000 challenge grant for our drought management work. Thanks to the generous response from new and renewing members, Mass Rivers is just $2000 short of reaching our goal. All new member donations will be matched at 100%. Donation increases from existing members will also be matched. Qualifying donations must be received… Read more »
The Trump administration has issued Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.” In accordance with this order, the EPA is seeking input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. Please submit your comments on the EPA website page set up for receiving input on this order. Please let the administration know… Read more »
The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance released the following statement in response to a proposal from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to transfer control over the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting process from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. “The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance opposes Governor Baker’s proposal to delegate… Read more »
The Parker River Clean Water Association (PRCWA) is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the restoration and protection of the waters and environment of the Parker River and Plum Island Sound Watersheds.
The Parker River is approximately 23 miles in length and its watershed covers approximately 82 square miles in Essex County, Massachusetts. Towns and cities located partially or wholly in the watershed include Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Ipswich, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, and West Newbury. Major tributaries include the Little River which starts in Newburyport and flows through Newbury, and the Mill River, which flows through Rowley and joins the Parker River near Gov. Dummer Academy. There are 14 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs in the watershed covering approximately 295 acres.
In an effort to protect the health of the river system, PRCWA conducts an active breeding program for the endangered Blandings Turtle through its hatching program. PRCWA also maintains the trails at the headwaters of the Little River as a means to introduce the importance of the Watershed through education and recreation.