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


June 20, 2015– The Conservancy is looking for a Conservancy Volunteers intern. Read more here.

June 22, 2015 – Read the Globe article, “Charles River to host swimmers“, about the Conservancy’s 2015 CitySplash events!

June 20, 2015 – Join the Conservancy, DCR and others for the Cambridge Pedestrian Committee’s walking tour of North Point Park at 11am on Saturday, June 20.

June 9, 2015 – A public meeting was held on June 9 to discuss a new area of pathway known as the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway (just a bit north of the river). Read more.

June 1, 2015 – June is National Rivers Month, AND Governor Baker declared June as Great Outdoors Month – get out there and enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunity offered by the Charles River and its parklands! Check out our calendar for opportunities to #getoutside.

May 7, 2015 – Read the Conservancy’s 2014 Annual Report.

May 6, 2015 – The Charles River Swimming Club is looking for volunteers for their annual one-mile swim race on July 19! Learn more about volunteering here.




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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