Charles River Conservancy

Stewards of Our Waterways

Stewards of Our Waterways

After years of industrial growth and expansion, fueled by world wars, the 1960s was a period of growing awareness and concern about our environment. Marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson who published Silent Spring in 1961 had already written Under the Sea Wind, The Sea Around Us, and The Edge of the Sea, all with the awareness of our interdependent relationship […]

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Events on the Charles

Events on the Charles

While the Charles River is the setting for many activities from spring through summer, you may enjoy taking part in the following events in September and October as we did recently: Riversing On a beautiful Sunday September afternoon at summer’s end, a large, diverse crowd at the Weeks Footbridge awaited the arrival of  Revelers* parading from […]

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Charles River Greenways

Charles River Greenways

The Charles River travels eighty miles from its source through twenty-three towns and cities, shaped by human activity all along the way, some of that harmful to the health of the river – such as the construction of dams that have slowed the water’s flow and factories (and even an abbatoir) that have dumped their […]

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Seasons on the Charles

Seasons on the Charles

If you are visiting Boston for the first time or looking for summer activity without leaving the city, the Charles River and its shores provide a setting for several events and opportunities for recreation and rest. The continuous pathway on either the Boston or Cambridge side of the river can take you to a number […]

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