Join us for our Ribbon of Blue Ribbon of Green Gala honoring Renata’s retirement! The event will take place on June 2, 2018 at the historic Annenberg Hall and will include cocktails, dinner, and program enlivened by participatory singing and dancing led by Revels. We are excited to have received a $50,000 gift from the Lynch Foundation and an additional $50,000 challenge grant if we reach our goal of $400,000. For more information about the gala, click here.


The Charles River Conservancy is dedicated to the stewardship, renewal, and enhancement of the parklands along the urban Charles River.

The Conservancy promotes the active use and vitality of the parklands, increases recreational opportunities, and works to ensure the beauty and integrity of this extraordinary public resource.



Spring Newsletter Appeal: In case you did not receive a copy in the mail, check out our spring newsletter online to read about Laura’s wealth of past experience and media coverage of Renata’s retirement. Please consider making a springtime donation.

Welcome Laura Jasinski, CRC’s new executive director!: We are beyond excited to welcome Laura Jasinski as our new executive director! You can read about her past experience on our staff page and more about the transition in the Cambridge Chronicle!

Renata’s Retirement in the News: After 18 years of service and advocacy, the Charles River Conservancy’s Founder and President, Renata von Tscharner, will retire in early summer 2018. The Cambridge Chronicle published an article honoring her career of accomplishments and the Boston Globe also sat down with Renata for a Q&A session.

Join us at our gala: To celebrate Renata’s retirement we are hosting the Ribbon of Blue, Ribbon of Green gala on June 2, 2018 at the historic Annenberg Hall. The night will include cocktails, dinner, and program enlivened by participatory singing and dancing led by Revels. For sponsorship and ticket info, click here or email Ilana Cedarbaum at

Advocacy: In November 2017 MassDOT released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the 100-acre, $1 billion project improving the areas where the Mass. Turnpike tolls used to be. Over 500 advocates submitted comment letters in support of our “#UnchokeTheThroat” proposals. This is a once and lifetime opportunity to create a new multi-modal riverfront neighborhood rather than just another highway. Learn more about I-90 advocacy.

Research: We have committed to studying the water conditions at North Point Park by conducting daily water quality testing for two summers with a graduate student at Northeastern University. Learn more.