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

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


Learn more about CRC giving opportunities: WAYS TO GIVE


May 29, 2015 – Join us at the Cambridge Public Library (main branch) on Thursday, June 11 for a one-time programA Renaissance on the Cambridge Side of the Charles.

May 21, 2015 – A public meeting will be held on June 9 to discuss a new area of pathway known as the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway (just a bit north of the river). Read more.

May 21, 2015 – June is National Rivers Month – get out there and enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunity offered by the Charles River and its parklands!

May 7, 2015 – Read the Conservancy’s 2014 Annual Report.

May 6, 2015 – The Charles River Swimming Club is looking for volunteers for their annual one-mile swim race on June 6! Learn more about volunteering here.

May 5, 2015 – Read an article and opinion piece about the construction of the Lynch Family Skatepark in the Boston Globe.

May 2, 2015 – Follow the latest Globe coverage of Daly Field on our Advocacy Center.




Many of the Conservancy’s events are made possible in part by Watertown Home Depot:


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Thank you, Home Depot Watertown, for providing us with in-kind contributions that help us with our volunteer activities!




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

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


CRC is a part of EarthShare’s Combined Federal Campaign, identification number CFC #36700.


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