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

© The Blackstone River Watershed Association, 2013