• Working to ensure healthy rivers for people & wildlife across the Commonwealth

MISSION

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.

RIVER NEWS

  • Action Alert: Tell Your State Legislator to Oppose Mosquito Spraying Bill
  • Background: As you may recall from our recent action alert, Governor Baker recently filed a bill (H.4650, “An Act to Mitigate Arbovirus in the Commonwealth) that would give state authorities dangerously broad authority to eradicate mosquitoes through means that include chemical spraying.  Rep. Dykema and Sen. Hinds are now circulating a Dear Colleague letter to their… Read more »

  • Action Alert: Don’t Blanket MA with Mosquito Pesticides That Harm Rivers
  • Background: Governor Baker recently filed a bill (H.4650, “An Act to Mitigate Arbovirus in the Commonwealth) that would give state authorities dangerously broad authority to eradicate mosquitoes through means that include chemical spraying.  H.4650 would exempt the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board from all state laws and allow them to conduct mosquito eradication measures anywhere… Read more »

  • EPA Suspends Enforcement on Environmental Laws
  • On March 26th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new policy that would suspend enforcement of key provisions of our nation’s environmental laws during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Julia Blatt, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, made the following statement in response: “The EPA’s decision to stop enforcing key provisions of our environmental laws puts… Read more »

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