• 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.


  • Limited Time Only – Mass Rivers Swag!
  • It’s that time of year again… Show your love for rivers (and support for Mass Rivers) with a “Stand up for Rivers” t-shirt! We love our new design – and each purchase supports our work to protect the rivers!   Please note that these shirts will only be available until Thursday, November 21st! Buy yours today… Read more »

  • Major Federal Water Protection Repealed 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 »