Guided Kayak Tour of the Charles River
Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 4pm-5pm, Paddle Boston-Allston
Want to learn more about the Charles River as you paddle? Join CRWA for a guided paddle tour of the Charles! The Charles is an incredible natural amenity right in our backyards and on this guided tour, you will learn all about CRWA’s efforts to protect & restore a clean Charles for all to enjoy.
The Charles is under threat as severe storms become more common with climate change, causing increased flooding and stormwater runoff that degrade water quality and threaten our communities. On this guided paddle tour, you will learn from CRWA scientists about the impacts of our aging stormwater infrastructure on water quality in the Charles and the nature-based solutions we need to create a climate-resilient Herter Park and Lower Allston. We need your help to steward our river and build a diverse coalition of advocates for nature-based solutions to protect the Charles for future generations.
The guided, hour-long kayak will include free rentals generously donated from Paddle Boston. There is limited space for our guided tour so be sure to reserve your spot now to explore the river with us!
Morning Meandering Hike in the NVSA
Saturday, September 18th, 8am-10am, Noon Hill Reservation
Join CRWA and the Trustees of the Reservations for a morning meandering hike overlooking the Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area!
The Natural Valley Storage Area is an incredible network of over 8,100 acres of conserved wetlands in the Charles River Watershed that provides unparalleled flood control, filtration, and habitat benefits for the river. Preserved by the Army Corps of Engineers with help from CRWA in the 1970s and 1980s, the NVSA is an example of the success of nature-based solutions in creating a climate-resilient watershed. It also provides unique opportunities for bird watching, paddling, and recreating along our river.
Learn from our scientists about the benefits of NVSA wetlands, the history of their conservation, and our current research efforts to understand and protect these vital wetlands from threats of climate change, all while taking in the stunning scenery and getting some exercise exploring this beautiful area!
Not up for a full hike? Join CRWA at 10am for a walk down to the river to view these wetlands up close.
Use the discount code FRIENDS to register!