We must ensure enough clean water to meet the future needs of wildlife, people, and a growing economy.
The rivers, streams and wetlands of Massachusetts must provide ecological services critical to our health, safety and economy.
Every river in Massachusetts should be an asset to the communities through which it flows.
To keep water in rivers, the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance is advocating for better water allocation regulations through the Sustainable Water Management Initiative.
More than half of the state’s rivers and streams fail to meet water quality standards due to stormwater pollution. Mass Rivers is working with our members and partner organizations to restore water quality through better permitting and enforcement of stormwater regulations.
Mass Rivers works for state investment in greener water infrastructure and other programs that improve and restore rivers.
Undersized culverts and poorly designed road crossings prevent wildlife passage and can fail catastrophically in a major storm. Mass Rivers is working with 15 partner organizations to offer municipalities a series of popular, full day workshops across the state on improving road stream crossings for wildlife and public safety.
The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance works with our members, other environmental groups, and partners in government, industry, and academia to achieve our goals.
Click here to see Water2020, the vision statement that sets forth our goals and principles.
Our mission is to reconnect the North Adams community to a clean, beautiful, and safe Hoosic River and to enhance the river’s recreational, cultural, and economic vitality while maintaining the level of flood protection provided by the flood chutes.
We see the river lined with parklands and paths, connecting our historical and cultural highlights, and serving as a gateway to our many hiking and biking trails. We envision a time when residents will gather along the river to picnic, engage in sports, and listen to music. In short, we want a river that is an integral part of our city, a destination point for friends and visitors, and a catalyst for economic revitalization. Learn more about this great organization at hoosicriverrevival.org