CRWA advocates for a healthy, vibrant, and climate-resilient Charles River watershed for all.
When major decisions are made affecting the Charles River, CRWA is there advocating for the river and those who value it. Working in close partnership with watershed communities and allied organizations, we are committed to protecting the ecological integrity of the Charles and building the entire watershed’s resilience to climate change. Whether we are weighing in on permits and development proposals; testifying before conservation commissions, planning boards, environmental agencies, and legislative committees; or filing legal challenges, our advocacy work is grounded in science and innovative solutions to watershed protection.
Over the past five decades, CRWA has pushed for the cleanup of contaminated sites along the Charles, fought to reduce pollution, protect critically important resources like wetlands, and develop sustainable solutions to our biggest environmental challenges. As we confront the increasing threat of climate change, we will build upon our legacy of smart, effective advocacy to protect our watershed for generations to come.