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Mystic River Watershed Association Records

Call Number: MS055

Scope and Contents

The Mystic River Watershed Association (MRWA) records cover a wide range of material of interest for Watershed residents, researchers, historians, and others. Topics include watershed quality, such as runoff and eutrophication as well as topics of more general relevance, such as traffic and birdwatching. Of particular interest is the extensive selection of documents pertaining to the construction of the Alewife MBTA station in the 1980s. One particularly notable feature of the collection is that it contains reports, correspondence, articles, brochures, legal documents and maps created not only by the MRWA but by related relevant organizations, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Joint Regional Transit Committee.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1967 -- 2001
  • Creation: 1920 -- 2007



This collection is open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

The Mystic River Watershed Association was incorporated in 1972 to protect, restore and conserve the Mystic River, its tributaries and watershed lands. In the 1990's, the Association's charter was changed to include local groups as well as individual members. In late 1997, MRWA became a leading force in the formation of an independent watershed-wide coalition of citizens' groups.

In 2001, the MRWA entered into an agreement with Tufts University to house its records at the Tufts and make them available to researchers. The MRWA and Tufts are actively involved in the Mystic Watershed Collaborative, whose goal is to develop greater awareness and understanding of important environmental problems in our bioregion which affect human health and quality of life


52.45 Linear Feet

1 Digital Object(s) (1 zip file comprising 17 PDFs and 2 ISO files.)

155.7 Megabytes

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into eight series: Newsletter; Geographic subject files; General subject files; Maps; MRWA correspondence; MRWA office files; MRWA culture; General subject files.

Custodial History

In 2001, the MRWA entered into an agreement with Tufts University to house its records at the Tufts and make them available to researchers.

Processing status

This collection is partially processed.

Genre / Form



Uniform Title

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States