Surfrider FoundationThe Massachusetts Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the New England Coastal Environment, elimination of all pollution into the Northern Atlantic Ocean, and open access to the ocean for all.
Department of Environmental ManagementDEM is the largest landholder in Massachusetts, managing over 285,000 acres or five percent of the state, and it helps maintain three million more acres of public and private forests. DEM's landholdings range from Mt. Greylock, the state's highest peak, to the beaches of Cape Cod. In between lie vast tracts of forests, lakes, and ponds where swimming, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and picnicking are popular.
DEPThe Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is a state agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment by ensuring clean air and water, the safe management and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.
Greater Boston Urban Resources PartnershipThe Greater Boston Urban Resources Partnership is a coalition of community organizations and agencies, business, and federal, state, and local governments. The Partnership's mission is to help urban communities carry out strategies that link social, economic, and environmental concerns.
Alternatives for Community& EnvironmentBased in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) has been working in partnership with lowincome communities and communities of color to achieve environmental justice since 1993. ACE provides legal and technicalsupport, educational programs, and organizing assistance to community groups throughout New England to solve environmentalproblems and develop local environmental leadership.
Association for the Preservation of Cape CodAPCC is a non-profit corporation founded in 1968 "to foster policies and programs which promote the preservation ofnatural resources on Cape Cod" through advocacy, public education, publications, and scientific research. APCC recognizes that on Cape Cod, the environment truly is the economy. We promote responsible, planned growth,preservation of open space and wetlands, protection of our groundwater (a Sole Source Aquifer), and achievement ofa responsible environmental ethic.
Bay Circuit Alliance"working to create a permanent recreation trail corridor by the year 2000 - accessible to all - linking the parks and open spaces surrounding metropolitan Boston."
Berkshire Natural Resources CouncilBerkshire Natural Resources Council works to protect and preserve the natural resource and environmental character ofBerkshire County for public enjoyment. The Council pursues this mission by acquiring land in fee simple, and by working withlandowners to protect their property with conservation restrictions. The Council gives particular attention to the protection offarmland, wildlife habitat, scenic lands, and land which offers opportunity for public recreation.
Massachusetts Land Trust CoalitionAn informal association of Massachusetts land trusts and conservation organizations; All non-profit land trusts, conservation organizations and watershed associations in Massachusetts are welcome as members.
Charles River Watershed AssociationWelcome. The Charles River Watershed Association seeks to protect and enhance the health, beauty, and enjoyment of the Charles River and its tributaries.
Riverways ProgramThe mission of the Riverways Program is to promote the restoration and protection of the ecological integrity of the Commonwealth's watersheds: rivers, streams and adjacent lands.
Massachusetts Water Watch PartnershipThe Massachusetts Water Watch Partnership (MassWWP) provides training and other technical assistance to citizen organizations who conduct water quality monitoring programs on the lakes, rivers, and estuaries of Massachusetts. Begun in 1990, MassWWP operates under the administration of the Water Resources Research Center of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Environmental Institute.
Save the Harbor / Save theBaySave the Harbor / Save the Bay is a grass-roots environmental advocacy group whose mission is to restore, protect and promote Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay.
Boston Harbor AssociationThe Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1973 to promote a clean, alive and accessible Boston Harbor. TBHA brings together diverse interests -- harbor users, environmentalists, developers, waterfront businesses and decision makers -- to develop balanced solutions for maritime development, environmental protection and public access around the Harbor.
Charles River Commonwealth Avenue to Cutler Park Protection GroupWelcome! If you are interested in preservation of the Charles River in the Newton-Dedham area, using the river and surroundings for recreation, or just finding out more about the Charles River, this is your web site!!
Trustees of ReservationsThis web site is your window into the diverse work of The Trustees of Reservations, the nation's oldest private, statewide conservation and preservation organization. Since 1891, we have protected over 33,000 acres of land in Massachusetts, including 83 public reservations representing many of the state's most scenic, ecologically rich, and historically important landscapes.
Merrimack River Watershed CouncilThe Merrimack River Watershed Council is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1976 by citizens and regional planning commissions to promote citizen involvement in the clean up of the Merrimack River. Its organizational mission today is "The protection and restoration of the Merrimack River watershed for the enjoyment of the people, the benefit of its communities and the health of the watershed ecosystem."
The Mystic River WatershedThe mission of the Mystic River Watershed Association is to restore clean water in the Mystic River watershed, protect its waters and related natural resources, and establish programs of public information and education to these ends.
Neponset River Watershed AssociationIn 1967, a small group of neighbors set out with a vision of the Neponset River as a haven for wildlife and recreation, with clean water and a protected shoreline. That vision was the spark that started the Neponset River Watershed Association.
Organization for the Assabet RiverThe Organization for the Assabet River (OAR) is a non-profit group established to preserve and protect the Assabet River and itstributaries and to protect open space and environmental quality in the Assabet watershed. In support of these objectives, OAR,maintains a strong water quality monitoring effort, sponsors programs in environmental education and accepts gifts of land anddonations for the preservation of open space and wildlife habitat. The Organization for the Assabet River also seeks to educatethe public about the natural history of the region through its newsletter, guest lectures, research projects, and recreational events.