The CRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit citizens’ advocacy group founded in 2000 and dedicated to the renewal and stewardship of the Charles River Parklands from the Boston Harbor to the Watertown Dam. The Conservancy works to make these parklands more attractive, active and accessible to all. The Conservancy brings some 2000 volunteers to the parklands every year and information about the ecology and water quality are important components of this program. Resources on this website include a Water Quality Brochure and quiz, which, although primarily oriented to the Charles River Basin, could be adapted to apply to other waterways.
The Conservancy works to create better understanding of the best uses of the basin through education, public dialogue, and interpretive programs. Promotion of increased access, good planning, and management practices is designed to enhance the architecture, landscape, and amenities of the basin. The Conservancy seeks funding for public-private partnership initiatives.
Guiding the work of the Conservancy is the legacy of Charles Eliot, whose vision of a comprehensive park system built on a grand scale has sustained and enriched us all with the creation of green space throughout greater Boston.
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