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U.S. EPA TO HONOR CRWA WITH THE 2014 ENVIRONMENTAL MERIT AWARD

Charles River - Harvard Bridge

Through the Environmental Merit Awards program,
EPA New England has long honored individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions on behalf of our region's public health and natural environment.

This year, CRWA is thrilled to be named a 2014 recipient of the EPA Environmental Merit Award. Executive Director Bob Zimmerman, Deputy Director Margaret Van Deusen, and Director of Projects Kate Bowditch will accept the award on behalf of CRWA at the 2014 award ceremony on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, located at Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall.

For more information on the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Merit Awards program, click here.   

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CRWA IS HIRING - APPLY TODAY!

CRWA currently hiring for an Aquatic Scientist. For a complete job description, including compensation, benefits, or to apply, view the link below or visit the CRWA Employment page.

Aquatic Scientist

CRWA also offers several internship positions for current students. All CRWA internships are unpaid, but in many cases, interns are able to coordinate with their school programs to receive college credit. Visit the below links for more information on available CRWA internships:

Watershed Science Internships

Landscape Design Internships

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SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY CHARLES RIVER CLEANUP

Volunteers

Students volunteer at Magazine Beach, photo credit: Cathie Zusy


Date:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 9am - 12pm

Signup

On Saturday, April 26, join over 3,000 volunteers for the 15th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup. Enjoy a beautiful spring morning while you help clean the banks of the Charles River Pick up trash at various sites from Milford to Boston. The Cleanup is a perfect opportunity to celebrate Earth Day and give back to your community.

CRWA is in need of additional volunteer groups in Newton, Waltham, Needham, Dover, Sherborn, Medway, Medfield, Millis and nearby communities. To sign up for these areas, click here.    

Learn more about this popular event!

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2014 RUN OF THE CHARLES CANOE & KAYAK RACE

ROTC

Run of the Charles participants round the bend on the Charles River, photo credit: Jamie Doucett


Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time: All day

ROTC

As Charles River Watershed Association's signature event, the Run of the Charles is the largest flat-bottomed boat race in New England and serves as the kick off the canoe and kayak season.

CRWA's Run of the Charles hosts a variety of events including a Professional Marathon with $5,000 in cash prizes, Corporate and Non-Corporate Relays, Paddleboard divisions and more! The event is a major event in Greater Boston and draws an average of 1,400 racers and thousands of spectators each year.

Register or read more

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CRWA'S HONORS KEY INDIVIDUALS AT THE 48th ANNUAL MEETING

Awardees

CRWA Board President Tom Sieniewicz ( r ) and Former Commissioner of the MA Department of Environmental Protection Kenneth L. Kimmel, recipient of CRWA’s Rita Barron Public Official Award


Four individuals were honored for their efforts to protect the Charles River at CRWA's 48th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. Held at the Boston Marriott Newton with spectacular views of the Charles River, approximately 100 people attended the event to celebrate CRWA’s 2013 accomplishments and hear organizational goals for 2014.

Honorees included CRWA volunteers Nathan Phillips and Maury Eldridge, Commissioner Kenneth L. Kimmel of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Julia Blatt, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance.

In his keynote address, Professor Zygmunt Plater detailed the famous legal fight to protect the endangered snail darter, whose existence was threatened by the Tennessee Valley Authority’s proposed dam on the Little Tennessee River. Professor Plater drew parallels to issues in the Charles River and conveyed the role that media, ecology, politics and citizen activism play in protecting the environment.

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IN THE NEWS

4/14/2014

Salem, NH Artist Wins 'Run of the Charles' Contest

4/12/2014

Harvard Paddlers Among Early Entries in CRWA’s Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race

3/28/2014 Charles River Watershed Association hands out awards
3/4/2014 Help may be on the way for aging water infrastructure
2/1/2014 Column: Charles River clean-up a model for Mystic in Somerville
1/24/2014 Franklin garden workshop premiers in spring
12/16/2013 Foundation awards $228K to MetroWest groups
12/6/2013 Charles River: Love that (no longer) dirty water
11/17/2013 Van Deusen: Casino water needs will hurt the Charles