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Due to heavy rainfall on Thursday (6/13), and regulations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority regarding rainfall and water quality, we have postponed the City Splash community swim to Saturday, June 22nd. We will still celebrate at Za Cambridge the evening of June 15th, turning the Afterparty into a Pre-party! Check our postponement FAQs for answers to your questions and learn more about City Splash 2019. Photo by Aram Boghosian.

The Charles River Conservancy is dedicated to the stewardship, renewal, and enhancement of the parklands along the urban Charles River. We promote the active use and vitality of the parklands, increase recreational opportunities, and work to ensure the beauty and integrity of this extraordinary public resource.




REGISTER FOR CITY SPLASH 2019: It’s back! Join us mid-day on June 15th at Fiedler Dock on the DCR Esplanade for our 6th City Splash. This year we’re collaborating with the Charles River Swimming Club, who will host their 11th One Mile Swim the same morning. In the evening, continue the fun and replenish with some carbs by supporting the CRC’s Swimming Initiative at the afterparty across the Charles at Za. Visit our City Splash 2019 page for more details and to register for both events.

HELP SHAPE OUR FUTURE, TAKE OUR SURVEY: The CRC is developing a new strategic plan and we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey and share your valuable opinions and ideas.

SUPPORT THE PARKS: Spring is here, and we’re gearing up for another busy season along the Charles. Read our Spring Newsletter to learn about the CRC’s latest happenings and consider making a gift to support the parks!

COMPETE IN OUR PHOTO COMPETITION!: This spring we are hosting a photo competition for pictures highlighting the beauty and importance of the urban Charles River parks from the Watertown Dam to the Boston Harbor and what they mean to you! Enter on Instagram by following us (@charlesrivercrc) and using the hashtag #CharlesRiverPhotography or by submitting your photo here! Five winners will be selected to win a cash prize as well as features on our social media accounts.

FLOATING WETLAND PROJECT: In partnership with a Northeastern PhD student and a communications and interpretative materials professional, and with financial support from the Sasaki Foundation and an anonymous donor, we are planning the design and implementation of a floating wetland at North Point Park in order to further water quality research and educate through community engagement. Learn more about the project by checking out our team’s storyboard, made with design help from Sasaki.

SCHEDULE A VOLUNTEER EVENT: Our 2019 available dates are available, so don’t delay scheduling a Conservancy Volunteers event for your company or group! Email svallieres@thecharles.org for more information or to reserve your day.

MEET OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LAURA JASINSKI: Laura joined us as our new executive director in June, and we are beyond excited to have her on board. You can read about her past experience on our staff page and more about the transition in the Cambridge Chronicle!