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. The Alliance is working with our members and partner organizations to restore water quality through better permitting and enforcement of stormwater regulations.
The Alliance 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. The Alliance 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.
The Ipswich River Watershed Association (IRWA) is the voice of the Ipswich River. IRWA works to protect nature and make sure that there is enough clean water for people, fish and wildlife, today and for our children and theirs.
The Ipswich River and streams, ponds and coastal waters of our region are healthy and beautiful. Clean water flows year-round, and native fish and wildlife thrive. Natural areas help keep the river clean and provide places for families to enjoy nature. Our drinking water is clean, safe and adequate to meet our needs. The Ipswich River Watershed Association works in partnership with communities, businesses, schools, and other organizations and residents to protect the river. Learn more about this great organization at ipswichriver.org.