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


August 12, 2015 – Get up-to-date on the I-90 Interchange Improvement Project by reading the recent Globe column, In Beacon Yards, will the highway trump the neighborhood? Then attend the I-90 Taskforce meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, August 19 to see MassDOT’s plan for this major construction project, and to speak up for making neighborhood connections and increasing parkland! Find more information on this project and the upcoming public meeting on our advocacy page.

July 30, 2015 – Listen to CRC President Renata von Tscharner discuss the Conservancy’s projects during the Boston Foundation’s “There at the Beginning” conversation series.

July 27, 2015 – THANK YOU to everyone who attended and supported CitySplash this year! Check our Flickr for photos of the event. Read the press release here: City Splash 2015 Brings out Boston’s Bathers, and watch the Boston Globe’s video.

July 9, 2015 – The Cambridge Public Library recently hosted a program about urban parks: A Renaissance on the Cambridge Side of the Charles River. Read more and watch the full video on YouTube!

July 9, 2015 – The Conservancy co-signed a letter to Governor Baker about the effect of the early retirement package on the state’s environmental agencies.




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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