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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.

Upcoming Events


4th Annual Family Fun Fishing Day: Saturday, May 5; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

River Bend Farm, 287 Oak St in Uxbridge.

This is a FREE event but registration is required at www.thebrwa.org/familyfun. It is open to the public, and universally accessible.
Spend the day fishing on the riverbank for fun and prizes!
Never fished before? No problem! We have a team of volunteers equipped to teach everyone all the rod n’ reel basics.
Prizes will be awarded in adult, teen, and child categories at 1pm.

Sponsored by Alternatives, Sheldon's Harley-Davidson, and the
 Blackstone River Watershed Association 
in partnership with MA DCR, and MA Fisheries and Wildlife.

Rain date: May 19

For more information contact: Jennifer MacNeill at 508-266-6552. at Jennifer.MacNeill@AlternativesNet.org

Amazon.com will donate 0.5 percent of all your purchases to BRWA — at no cost to you.

Before you make your next purchase:

  1. visit smile.amazon.com
  2. sign into your Amazon.com account
  3. select Blackstone River Watershed Association as the charity of your choice
Register here for the Annual Earthday Cleanup April 14 from 1 to 3pm

Answer a few short questions and enter the Back to the Blackstone prize drawing.

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