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


February 25, 2015 – The Charles River Conservancy is seeking candidates for the Friends of Switzerland Stratton Fellowship. Read more about this opportunity on our job listing page and 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.

February 4, 2015 – In memory of John Sears, who passed away in November 2014, you can view his 2008 appearance on the Conservancy’s Parklands show on our YouTube channel.

January 12, 2015 – The Conservancy is excited to once again be a partner in the Clean Water Network! Read up on clean water initiatives all across the country on their new website:




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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