Vibrant, Healthy, free-flowing Waterways in the Blackstone Valley, Treasured by All

Welcome to the

Blackstone River Watershed Association


The Blackstone River Watershed Association (BRWA) was established in 1969 and has since played an instrumental role in cleaning up what was described as an “industrial river” in the 19th and 20th centuries. Although still threatened by industrial and increasingly residential pollution sources, the health of the Blackstone's river system continues to improve.

The BRWA’s mission is to engage, educate and advocate for improved water quality in the Blackstone River watershed.

In Memoriam Pieter de Jong

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Pieter de Jong was a dedicated member/ volunteer who served on the Board of Directors of the Blackstone River Watershed Association from 2015 to the present. It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of our dear friend and colleague and offer sincerest condolences to his family and friends. The BRWA has set up the "Pieter de Jong Blackstone Watershed Improvement Fund" in honor of Pieter and his love for the watershed. Please click here for more about Pieter.

© The Blackstone River Watershed Association, 2013