Welcome to the

Blackstone River Watershed Association

The Blackstone River Watershed Association (BRWA) was established in 1976 and has since played an instumental 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 to improve water quality in the Blackstone River watershed.

Upcoming Events

EarthDay Cleanup 2015: Sunday, April 19;

Join us for our annual EarthDay event! Once again, we will be asking scouts, church groups, families, and local businesses to support the BRWA's efforts to clean up the Blackstone River Watershed. Last year we had over 200 people assisting in seven towns throughout the watershed! Details will be posted on our website as we approach the date.

For more information contact: Susan Thomas at events@thebrwa.org

Family Fun Fishing Day (Pre-registration required): Saturday, May 2; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Blackstone River Watershed Association, Alternatives, the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, and MA Department of Fisheries and Wildlife along with Trout Unlimited are happy to bring you Family Fun Fishing Day at River Bend Farm in Uxbridge on May 2, 2015 from 10am to 1pm. Rain date is May 9, 2015.

Family Fun Fishing Day offers the opportunity for people of all ages to try their hand at fishing along the Blackstone River and Canal. MA Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is providing fishing rods and reels but anyone is welcome to bring their own equipment. This is a catch and release fishing experience. Volunteers from Trout Unlimited and MA DCR will be on hand to teach casting methods and demonstrate fly tying. Games and other activities will also be provided. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Uxbridge First Holiday Night Food Truck.

Pre-registration is required at familyfunfishingday.com.

For more information contact: Susan Thomas at events@thebrwa.org

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