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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.

Earth Day Cleanup - Thank you to our Volunteers and Sponsors!

On Saturday, April 29th, you may have noticed individuals or groups of volunteers walking along the banks of the nearby streams and rivers with garbage bags in their hands. This dedicated group of volunteers were participating in the Annual Earth Day River Cleanup organized by the Blackstone River Watershed Association (BRWA) in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Park Serve Day, and sponsored by Savers Bank and Control Point Mechanical.  More... 

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