• 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.


  • A Wild and Scenic Coalition is Born
  • In 2018, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Wild and Scenic River System. In the wake of the impressive anniversary successes, however, one might ask, “So, now what?” Luckily, the rivers community asked that question some time ago. The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance was an enthusiastic contributor to the 50th anniversary, celebrating… Read more »

  • Registration open for Lobby for the Rivers Day 2019!
  • We are excited to announce the kick-off for our 2019 Lobby for the Rivers Day!  With environmental regulations being rolled back weekly at the federal level, it is more important than ever that we have strong protections for our waterways at the local level. We need your help to make sure that happens!  For those… Read more »

  • ACTION ALERT: Our rivers need your support!
  • We need your help to gather support for two bills at the Massachusetts State House that will benefit our rivers!  Please call your state representative and state senator by Friday, February 1st at 3 pm to ask them to sign on as a cosponsor for two bills that would benefit rivers in Massachusetts. If you want… Read more »