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.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting: Wednesday, December 4; 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

BRWA monthly meeting, public welcome. Meetings are held at DCR's River Bend Farm at 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge or next door at 271 Oak Street.

For more information contact:

Winter Hike: Saturday, February 22; 1:00pm-2:30pm

Winter Hike led by MA Department of Conservation and Recreation Ranger Molly Cardoza. Start at River Bend Farm Visitor Center, hike the Goat Hill Trail to Goat Lock then continue to Plummer's Landing. Watch for more information.

For more information contact: Maggie Plasse at will donate 0.5 percent of all your purchases to BRWA — at no cost to you.

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