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.
Blackstone River Watershed Water Quality Summit: Thursday, May 1; 9:13am to noon
On Saturday, March 1, the Blackstone River Coalition, along with its partners the BRWA, the Blackstone Headwaters Coalition and the Blackstone River Watershed Council will host the annual Watershed-wide Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Summit. It will be held at the Woonsocket - Harris Public Library in Woonsocket, RI. from 9:13am until noon. The summit is open to the public.
Susan Thomas, BRC Volunteer WQM Program Coordinator - 2013 Report Card and discuss next steps.
Therese Beaudoin, Mass DEP Watershed Coordinator - "Value of Volunteers to Environmental Agency Programs"
Thomas Borden, Director of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program - an overview of the program and how it ties in with the Blackstone River watershed.
Peter Coffin, BRC Coordinator - Progress of the Campaign for a Fishable/Swimmable Blackstone River.
The BRC is also seeking new monitors for sites in MA and RI.
For more information contact: Susan Thomas (508-839-9488) at firstname.lastname@example.org