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


November 21, 2014 – Attend the Friends of Fairsted fall lecture by Daniel Bluestone, “Dwelling in Landscape” on December 11 at Wheelock College.

November 18, 2014 - We are looking to hire a Conservancy Volunteers Intern. Read the job posting and contact Sasha Vallieres ( with any questions.

October 23, 2014 - Watch Renata von Tscharner discuss the skatepark groundbreaking, underpasses, and the illumination of the Harvard Bridge with Chris Lovett on the Boston Neighborhood Network News.

October 23, 2014 - The Conservancy celebrates the Lynch Family Skatepark Groundbreaking Ceremony with DCR, the Lynch Foundation, Vans, and countless elected officials and individuals that have supported us over the years. Look at photos from the event on our Flickr, and read more about the event in our press release!

October 21, 2014 -  Boston Magazine highlights the Lynch Family Skatepark plans and the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony. Read more about the Lynch Family Skatepark 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!



CRC is a part of EarthShare’s Combined Federal Campaign, identification number CFC #36700.


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