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


April 15, 2015 – The Conservancy is seeking a versatile and enthusiastic Special Assistant to the President, in support of the President’s public communications, fundraising, and organizational leadership roles. Read the full job description here.

April 1, 2015 - The Charles River Conservancy is seeking an energetic, organized and enthusiastic Sunday Parkland Games Coordinator to organize and conduct our weekly Sunday Parkland Games this summer. Read more about this position on our job listings page.

February 25, 2015 – The Friends of Switzerland have awarded Charles River Conservancy founder and president Renata von Tscharner the Julias Adams Stratton Prize for Intercultural Achievement. Read more about this award in the press release.

February 16, 2015 – Join us at the Community Potluck and Dessert Cafe at the Cambridge Arts exhibit, Magazine Beach – A Place Apart from 6-8pm on Monday, February 23, where Renata von Tscharner will be a guest speaker! Find more information in the press release.

February 6, 2015 – The DCR Stewardship Council adopted the final draft of the Charles River Esplanade – New Basin Complex Resources Management Plan. Read the final draft on their website and learn more about the RMP on our advocacy page.




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!





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


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