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


Annual Earth Day Cleanup: Sunday, April 27; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In celebration of Earth Day, the Blackstone River Watershed Association (BRWA) is sponsoring a river cleanup on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Last year, we had over 180 volunteers of all ages on the shorelines and in the waterways removing litter, construction debris, tires, and more. Do you know of a waterway that needs cleaning? Please let us know. You can also contact us to let us know that you'll lend a hand that day. More details will be provided as the date gets closer.

For more information contact: Susan Thomas, BRWA Program Assistant 508-278-5200 at events@thebrwa.org

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