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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 - April 29, 2017 from 1 to 4pm

The beautiful and historic Blackstone River Watershed needs you!  Please consider lending a hand to clean up the lakes, rivers, wetlands, streams, and ponds that make up our very special watershed...for people and for wildlife.  Just an hour or two of your time can make such a difference.

Please fill out our online registration form.  Our cleanup organizers will use the information you provide through this form to match you or your group to a cleanup site.  If you have a cleanup site already in mind, you can tell us about it on the registration form.  You will receive a confirmation email and/or telephone call with directions to your site and additional information.

Volunteers will work throughout the Blackstone River Watershed on April 29, 2017, helping protect and beautify their local natural areas.  Following work at individual sites, come to DCR's Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge for refreshments and to enjoy the Clean & Green Fair cosponsored by one our partners, Alternatives Unlimited.

Additional information on the cleanup including links to volunteer waivers can be found on our cleanup page

Upcoming Events


BRWA Annual Earth Day Cleanup and Clean & Green Fair: Saturday, April 29; 1pm to 4pm

Volunteers needed! Pre-register now with our online registration form

Earth Day Cleanup, Saturday April 29, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm

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