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

OUR VISION

  • Clean water for future generations

    We must ensure enough clean water to meet the future needs of wildlife, people, and a growing economy.

  • Clean rivers that support a growing economy

    The rivers, streams and wetlands of Massachusetts must provide ecological services critical to our health, safety and economy.

  • Healthy rivers for healthy communities

    Every river in Massachusetts should be an asset to the communities through which it flows.

HOW WE’RE MAKING IT HAPPEN

  • Protecting Stream Flow

    To keep water in rivers, the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance is advocating for better water allocation regulations through the Sustainable Water Management Initiative.

  • Restoring Water Quality

    More than half of the state’s rivers and streams fail to meet water quality standards due to stormwater pollution. Mass Rivers is working with our members and partner organizations to restore water quality through better permitting and enforcement of stormwater regulations.

  • Investment in the Environment

    Mass Rivers works for state investment in greener water infrastructure and other programs that improve and restore rivers.

  • Improving Wildlife Habitat

    Mass Rivers is working with a coalition of partners to encourage dam removals to increase free flowing river habitat in Massachusetts.

  • Diverse Partnerships

    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.

RIVER NEWS

  • The Shape of Rivers
  • Please join us on March 9, at 6:30 pm at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln for a a special event. “The Shape of Rivers” will be a dynamic conversation between the artist, Fritz Horstman and MIT geophysicist, Daniel Rothman on how water flows through natural landscapes.  Horstman’s sculptures explore human construction and… Read more »

  • Call your local Rep/Sen to protect our rivers!
  • The Mass Rivers legislative priorities for the 2017-2018 legislative session are out and now we need YOUR help to make sure these bills pass! Click here for the list of bills that Mass Rivers is supporting this session. The bills are listed in order of priority and our number one priority this session is a… Read more »

  • Mass Rivers Gears Up for 2017
  • As a new administration prepares to move into the Oval Office, Mass Rivers is preparing for what may be one of our most challenging years yet. We’ll be pushing back against new threats to water, and building on our recent accomplishments. Here is a brief summary of the issues in 2016 that threatened our rivers… Read more »

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