Beautiful Herter Park in fall. Panorama photo by Fran Gardino.



The Charles River Conservancy is dedicated to the stewardship, renewal, and enhancement of the parklands along the urban Charles River.

The Conservancy promotes the active use and vitality of the parklands, increases recreational opportunities, and works to ensure the beauty and integrity of this extraordinary public resource.




Schedule a Volunteer Event: Our 2019 event dates are available, so don’t delay scheduling a Conservancy Volunteers event for your company or group! Email for more information or to reserve your day.

Support the parklands: Thank you to everyone who made a donation and helped us close out 2018! If you missed making a gift, it’s not too late! View our year-end newsletter and make a gift now to help us start 2019 strong.

Join us on Instagram: We recently launched a CRC  Instagram account, and have been posting our favorite Charles River beauty shots and more! Follow us (@charlesrivercrc) to see what we’re up to.

Video of our Ribbon of Blue, Ribbon of Green Gala: Footage of our June 2nd, 2018 gala honoring the retirement of CRC founder Renata von Tscharner and the inauguration of Laura Jasinski as executive director have been edited into short movies for you to view on our website! Watch now.

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!