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


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.


  • Major Federal Water Protection Repealed 
  • Late last week, the Trump administration took another major step forward in revoking some of the most fundamental national protections for our waters.   The administration is expected to shortly remove and replace scientifically-supported water protections (the Clean Water Rule) which were designed to clarify the scope of Clean Water Act protections, which include protections for headwaters,… Read more »

  • Fight Back Against Federal Efforts to Limit Clean Water Protections
  • There has been yet another attack on our federal protections for rivers and streams. We need your help to let Congress know this new proposal should be rejected! A bill before Congress (H.R. 1764) would double the length of Clean Water Act (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System or NPDES) pollution permits. The Clean Water Act… Read more »

  • Mass Rivers Annual Meeting and Dinner
  • Please join us for a wonderful evening of great company, good food and lots of talk about water on December 4th at the First Church in Belmont.  It is Mass Rivers’ annual tradition to bring together our friends and colleagues for a warm and lively evening to celebrate our rivers and the year’s achievements.   Guest speaker:… Read more »