Thanks to the generosity of Common Impact and Stantec Engineering we’ve unveiled a Feasibility Study for a permanent swimming facility on the Charles River. Help make this vision a reality. Donate here!



Help make a permanent swimming facility in the Charles River possible: GIVE TO OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN


August 13- From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. join the Conservancy and the Friends of Herter Park as we work to restore the abandoned Publick Theatre in Herter Park. We will be sanding and painting the seating area. Email svallieres@thecharles.org if you’re interested in attending.

July 26, 2016- The Commonweath of Massachusetts is currently experiencing severe drought conditions. Please conserve water where you can– take shorter showers, let your lawn go brown, don’t wash your car, and more. Every little bit helps!

July 21, 2016- The Watertown Riverfront Braille Trail officially opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This sensory park is the result of a partnership between The Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, the Town of Watertown, the Bilezikian Family Foundation, the Perkins School for the Blind, the Watertown Disability Commission, the Watertown Community Foundation and the DCR.

July 12, 2016 – Through a partnership grant from Common Impact, a team of volunteer professionals from Stantec Engineering conducted a study for the Conservancy, which explores the feasibility of a permanent swimming facility in the Charles River at North Point Park. Their work has determined that given further study and due diligence, a permanent swimming area is feasible.

July 12, 2016 – The Conservancy is pleased to announce the launch of an Indiegogo Campaign to help fund critical next steps in the process towards building a permanent swimming facility in the Charles River. Every dollar counts! Please consider donating, to help us reach our goal of $25k for further testing and research.



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



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