Welcome to the

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 to improve water quality in the Blackstone River watershed.

Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Day on the Blackstone: Saturday, June 11; 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, the Blackstone River Watershed Association (BRWA) will host “A Day on the Blackstone.“ This is a one-day leisurely paddle from Massachusetts Department of Conservation (DCR) River Bend Farm Visitor Center, 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge, MA through Rice City Pond to Goat Hill Lock, one of forty-eight locks built by the Blackstone Canal Company to move canal boats. Participants will then continue to the originally water powered Stanley Woolen Mill, built in 1833, via the Blackstone Canal. Along the way, National Park Service Ranger, Chuck Arning, will talk about the importance of the Blackstone River and Canal to the American Industrial Revolution, share some folklore about the Blackstone Valley and give commentary at historical sites. For more information see our flyer.

Registrations and payment may be completed online at www.thebrwa.org/dayontheblackstone, by calling 508-278-5200, or e-mailing dayontheblackstone@thebrwa.org.

For more information contact: Joy at 508-278-5200 or email at dayontheblackstone@thebrwa.org

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