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


September 30, 2015 – The Conservancy just published its third volume of River Stories, a collection of memoirs, poetry, and art about the Charles. Read more about the River Stories publications, and order your own copy today!

September 25, 2015 – In April of this year, the Conservancy co-signed a letter expressing concerns about Executive Order #562. DCR will be holding a number of listening sessions in October to hear public comment on DCR regulations that will be affected by EO 562. Check our calendar for the session closest to you!

September 22, 2015 – Join the conversation about Magazine Beach by attending the upcoming public meeting to discuss Phase II of Improvements on September 30; then celebrate Magazine Beach at the 3rd Annual Benefit Party on October 4! More information about both events at

September 10, 2015 – Did you know they used to race horses along the Charles? Learn more about the Charles River Speedway, and recent efforts to revitalize this historic area.

August 12, 2015 – Get up-to-date on the I-90 Interchange Improvement Project by reading the recent Globe column, In Beacon Yards, will the highway trump the neighborhood? Find more information on this project and the upcoming public meeting 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!

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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