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


ACTION ALERT: Public Meeting for the Anderson Bridge Underpass – Join us at 6:00pm on Thursday, October 22 at the Fiorentino Community Center (123 Antwerp St. in Allston) and show your support for improved safety along the Charles River paths! Read more on our underpasses campaign.

September 30, 2015 – Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge presented preliminary plans for Phase II Improvements at Magazine Beach Park at a public meeting co-hosted by DCR, Cambridge, and the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association. View the plans and read the press release.

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 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.





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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