• 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.


  • Make a call today to protect rivers during droughts
  • We need you to call the Chairs of the Environment Committee today to tell them to support the drought management bill! You may remember the drought of 2016: public water supplies reached dangerously low levels, rivers went dry and fish and other aquatic populations were annihilated. We could have avoided some of the more severe… Read more »

  • Mass Rivers Annual Meeting and dinner
  • Please join us on Wednesday, December 6th, 6-9 pm at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech Street in Belmont for a wonderful evening of great company, good food and lots of talk about water.  It is Mass Rivers’ annual tradition to bring together all of our friends and colleagues for a warm and lively evening of… Read more »

  • Make a call today to stop transfer of pollution control to state
  • We need you to call a member of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Environment today (see list of members and suggested script below). In Massachusetts, the federal EPA regulates water pollution under the Clean Water Act. The permits granted to polluters are referred to as NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permits and they are… Read more »