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.




February 25,  2017Our next open volunteer event with be Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. We will be working to prune trees and cut back vegetation. Please email Sasha at to RSVP and for more details. The event will be capped at 15 people, so don’t delay, sign up today!

January 21, 2017 – The Conservancy was selected for a Community Consulting Team project grant, where a team of experienced MBA’s will be helping the Conservancy examine the operational and business side of running a Swim Park. Thank you CCT!

January 8, 2017 – To schedule a work session for your group or business for 2017, contact Conservancy Volunteer Program Manager, Sasha at or by phone at (617) 300.8173. 

December 7, 2016 – The proposed Underpass for the Anderson Memorial Bridge recently overcame a major hurdle: the Mass. Historical Commission (MHC) ruled that they accept the “adverse effect” of constructing an underpass, and gave MassDOT authorization to proceed with the design process, without formal consultation.



The Conservancy is proud to be a Mass Cultural Council grant recipient

The Conservancy is proud to be a Mass Cultural Council grant recipient