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On the River Today
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Join the #GivingTuesday Movement Tomorrow


Between a changing climate, emerging environmental challenges and attacks on the validity of scientific research, the environment needs your help now more than ever.  Please join us tomorrow for #GivingTuesday, and give to protect the Charles River and the environment.  

#GivingTuesday is a global giving moment built by individuals, families, organizations and communities. After two days of getting deals, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. You can join the movement by donating or spreading the word on social media. 

Protecting Public Access to the River  


Last week CRWA and 11 citizens appealed MassDEP’s draft waterways license for Newton Country Day School (NCDS) at the Daly Rink, 4 Nonantum Road, Newton. The land along the river here is filled Commonwealth tidelands protected under the public trust doctrine, which is rooted in the Colonial Ordinances of 1641-1647. This land, leased to NCDS, is owned by the state and managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. NCDS currently operates a rowing program with docks, launches, and a boat storage building without the required waterways license. CRWA and the citizens are seeking a license condition requiring NCDS to extend the public greenway loop, or Riverwalk, which begins at Community Rowing, Inc. across NCDS’s leased property and connecting to the multi-use path along Nonantum Road. CRWA continues its deep commitment to protecting public access along the river in this appeal.  

Support CRWA as You Shop  

If you plan to shop at Amazon this holiday season, use AmazonSmile to support CRWA. With AmazonSmile, you'll find the same products, prices and services found on The difference is, when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to CRWA!

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Charles River Watershed Association's mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed. For more information about CRWA and our current programs, please visit