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Welcome to the

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 Walk on the Blackstone River Greenway: Sunday, February 26; 1:00pm

In partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), BWRA is offering a nature and history walk exploring a brand new segment of the Blackstone River Greenway/Bikeway!  For more information please see our event posting on Facebook.  

This event is limited to 30! For information, and to RESERVE YOUR SPOT, contact: events@thebrwa.org or 508-278-5200.

© The Blackstone River Watershed Association, 2013-2016