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Blackstone River Watershed Association


The Blackstone River Watershed Association (BRWA) was established in 1976 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.

Upcoming Events


Winter Nature Hike: Sunday, February 10; 1-3 PM

Easy winter hike (approx. 3 miles) in the Mendon Conservation Land led by naturalist, Susan Thomas. This hike is suitable for families and individuals alike.

Registration is required by following this link.

For more information contact: 508-278-5200 at events@thebrwa.org

State of the Blackstone Conference: Monday, April 29; TBD

This workshop will highlight the historical importance of the Blackstone River Watershed. It will be held in partnership with the Narragansett Bay Estuary and the BRWA's partner organizations. This event will be held at the New Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in Worcester.

Spring Full Moon Paddle: Saturday, June 15; TBD

Evening paddle under a full moon, along the Blackstone River.

Fall Full Moon Paddle: Saturday, September 14; TBD

Evening paddle on the Blackstone River under a Full Moon

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