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


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:

January 6, 2015 – Join us at the Dessert Cafe at the Cambridge Arts exhibit, Magazine Beach – A Place Apart from 6-8pm on Monday, February 2, where Renata von Tscharner will be a guest speaker!

December 15, 2014 – CRC Board member Harry Mattison is quoted in the Boston Globe editorial, “Allston Esplanade could emerge from Pike project“.

December 5, 2014 – Renata von Tscharner will be teaching a course at the Beacon Hill Seminars titled, “The Urban Charles: Developing Its Parklands“. This course will be Thursday afternoons for six weeks beginning February 12. Sign up today!

November 27, 2014 - View renderings of the proposed renovation of the North Washington Street Bridge on You can also see an animated rendering on our YouTube channel.




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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