Help us achieve a fishable/swimmable blackstone by 2015.
Over the last 30 years, people have poured their heart and soul into this river valley and brought the Blackstone River back to life. But, we still have more to do.
Check out our new Jump In brochure! Then jump in – feet first! and join the Blackstone River Coalition. The coalition members are looking to make the Blackstone River fishable/swimmable by 2015!
Benefits of Membership:
- A network of river activists
- Educational and recreational programming
- Timely communication about successes, issues and concerns
- Brook Trout Membership Pin
Help the cause by Joining…
We are looking for motivated individuals who want to help win the Campaign for a Fishable/Swimmable Blackstone River by 2015. If you have an interest in the environment and clean water, join us for a hands-on role and help bring the Blackstone River back to its original glory.
SIGN UP WITH ONE OF THE LOCAL WATERSHED GROUPS BELOW:
WHAT’S SO IMPORTANT ABOUT A CLEAN BLACKSTONE RIVER?
The Blackstone River is one of the many special attractions of living in this area. A cleaner river is in everyone’s best interest, from more recreational opportunities and improved wild life habitat to higher real estate values.
Kayaking, recreational fishing, and canoeing on the Blackstone River are some of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the area. Was it only 30 years ago that the river was pegged as one of the nation’s most polluted waterways? Look at the dramatic improvement that has been accomplished in such a short time! Now we are mobilizing to make the Blackstone River an even more vital part of our lives. We are working to make the river fishable/swimmable, and, with your help, it can happen by 2015.
We’re on our way!
DON’T HAVE TIME TO JOIN AN ORGANIZATION?
We understand your busy schedule. You can do your part AT HOME.
Every day, residents and businesses in the Blackstone River Valley make decisions that have an impact on the quality of the water.
With very little effort,YOU can take steps to make the River fishable/swimmable:
- Reduce the use of lawn chemicals.
- Maintain septic systems.
- Control erosion
- Redirect roof runoff to the lawn rather than the driveway.