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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Earth Month Events!

Earth Day is April 22nd, but there are opportunities to take action across the state all month long! Whether you're in Western Mass, Greater Boston or the Merrimack Valley, there's a myriad of fun opportunities waiting for you to lend a hand to help our rivers and planet. 

Dam Busters 101 webinar series events


Dam Busters 101

A series of monthly, lunchtime webinars on a variety of dam removal topics to give municipal and NGO dam removal project managers the knowledge they need to successfully manage and carry out a dam removal project.

RECURRING EVENTS

Mass Rivers Connects

We host recurring calls for professionals in our member organizations to talk to others in the same role - whether that be scientists, executive directors, fundraisers, or others - to increase knowledge sharing and best practices among our community. 

These are spaces to learn, share, and stay connected. 
 

Executive Directors
2nd Tuesday bimont
hly - 4 PM
 

Scientists / Monitoring
2nd Wednesday bimonthly - 2 PM

 

Environmental Justice and DEI

TBD
 

Small but Powerful

(Organizations with zero or one staff)
Alternating
4th Tuesday of the month - 11 AM 
3rd Tuesday of the month - 4 PM

 

If you are a member organization and would like to join, contact Julia.

PAST EVENTS

Kari Kastango finishing 410 mile connecticut river swim in 2023


Annual Meeting 2023

We are pleased to invite you to join us for our 2023 Annual Meeting on December 7 at 3pm (live on Zoom)!

We're thrilled to have an awe-inspiring guest speaker this year - Kari Kastango! She's recently made waves by swimming the entire length of the Connecticut River (410 miles!), from its chilly start just a stone's throw from Canada to its salty finish in Long Island Sound, Connecticut.

Flow into Fall Celebration 2023!
Flow into Fall Celebration 2023!
Oct 22, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Powissett Lodge at Hale Reservation,
80 Carby St, Westwood, MA 02090, USA
Legislative briefing event


Mid-Session Legislative Update

Learn what's going on at the State House with an update on the status of some of the most pressing environmental legislation for the 2023-2024 session! We'll also cover recent increases to environmental agencies in the state budget. 

Stormwater Financing Workshops event information

Stormwater Financing Workshops!

Mass Rivers Alliance and partnering organizations have developed a three-part Stormwater Financing Workshop Series to help municipalities learn about, and take advantage of, short- and long-term funding solutions for stormwater management. The workshops will guide municipalities in evaluating a variety of funding opportunities and will provide tools for developing long-term revenue streams through stormwater utility fees.

 

This is an opportunity to learn from state and federal agencies, local municipalities, and regional environmental and financial consultants.

WORKSHOP 1

July 13th, 2023

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Virtual - Register here!

WORKSHOP 2

July 26th, 2023

8:30AM - 12:30PM

In-PersonRegister here!

(Pompositticut Community Center)

WORKSHOP 3

September 12th, 2023

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Virtual - Register here!

Climate Action On & Off Screen

Climate doom got you down? Want to take action, but don't know where to start? Well, we've got you covered! Join us for an inspiring film screening on the banks of the Charles River about local climate solutions.

climate action on an off screen film at HERTER PARK, ALLSTON
HERTER PARK, ALLSTON

August 17, 7:00 PM

climate action on an off screen film at MAGAZINE BEACH, cambridge
MAGAZINE BEACH, CAMBRIDGE

RESCHEDULED to August 3, 6:30PM

Earth Day Celebration at Wachusett Brewing Company

Cheers to clean water! Come by to check out our raffle of local prizes, live music, and a brand new custom Mass Rivers beer (it’s a honey blonde ale!) to celebrate.


A portion of the proceeds of the new beer will directly support our work to protect rivers and streams - it's the most refreshing way to help the environment this Earth Day

 

April 22
3:00 - 7:00 PM

175 State Rd E, Westminster, MA

 Earth Day Celebration at Wachusett Brewing Company event
Lobby for the Rivers Day 2023 event

The 4th Biennial
Lobby for the Rivers Day

Be the Voice for Rivers! 

Join river advocates from around the state as we meet with state legislators to share our river stories and ask for strong environmental protections.

March 15, 2023

Massachusetts State House, Boston

Funding for Nature & Climate Lobby Day in Beacon Hill event

Funding for Nature & Climate Lobby Day

In the offseason of our Lobby for the Rivers Day, we're partnering with statewide conservation groups to host a Lobby Day focused on investing in statewide nature & climate programs. 

We'll organize small group meetings with legislators and provide talking points. All you need to do is bring your voice! 

 

Kick off & workshop: June 21 on Zoom

Lobby Day: June 22 at the State House

Register to participate >>

Ripples of Hope: 
3 Short Films,
Made in Mass

Trillium Studios is a local family filmmaking team creating content for non-profit organizations, educators, and anyone trying to make local change. 

On April 14, we spoke with the team about how they started working on water and climate change, and the impact they hope their films have.

Check out the films (between 5-8 min) >>

Stormwater Spotlight: Greater Boston

Three local experts explain how their organizations are tackling stormwater,

 

Thanks to Mystic River Watershed Association​, Charles River Watershed Association, Neponset River Watershed Association, and Greater Boston Trout Unlimited.

Q&A from this event >>

Read more on how stormwater impacts our rivers >>

Lobby for the Rivers Day event

Lobby for the Rivers Day

2021 was our largest lobby for the rivers day yet, over 150 river advocates met with their legislators to talk about pressing environmental issues. Thank you to all who participated!

Visit our Advocacy Toolkit to hone your skills >>

Art in the flow event logo

Mass Rivers teamed up with 5 local artists to hear how they incorporate environmental themes into their work. 

See the Fall 2020 event line up & conversations >>

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