• 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.


  • 144 Local Officials Sign Letter Supporting Bill to Provide Public Warnings During Sewage Spills
  • BOSTON – 144 elected and appointed municipal leaders from 61 communities today urged Massachusetts House leadership to move a bill forward that would require public warnings whenever there is a sewage spill in a waterway. Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday, one of the supporting elected officials, believes this legislation is critically important to protect public health…. Read more »

  • Mass Rivers Gears Up for 2020
  • A big thank you to you, our supporters and partners, for making this another successful year for rivers in Massachusetts! In 2020, the Mass Rivers Alliance will be pushing back against new threats to water, and building on our recent accomplishments: We moved out in front to demand a better response to the drought – and the administration responded. Mass Rivers pulled together a large coalition of… Read more »

  • 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 »