Following ‘safer at home’ guidance, all Charles River Conservancy staff are working from home until further notice. Please feel free to reach us via email and join us on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook where we’ll be bringing the beauty of the Charles River and parks to you!

Virtual Evening Event: An Introduction to the Floating Wetland

Curious to learn more about the Floating Wetland in the Charles River? In the lead up to World Rivers Day, we’re celebrating with an exciting and informative virtual event! We hope you’ll join us on September 24th at 5pm to learn more about the project, hear from Northeastern University PhD Candidate Max Rome about what he has been seeing this summer, and get answers to your questions!  Register.⁠  

Rendering of the floating wetland by Sasaki.

Virtual Engagement

There are a number of ways to stay engaged with the Charles River and parks, even if you can’t physically visit them! Check out our virtual engagement materials, including opportunities to learn about parkland plants with our Learn & Discover series, get creative with our coloring pages, participate in our photo contest, and explore parks within the basin through our Bringing The Parks to You newsletters!

Flowers at North Point Park. Photo by Aaron John Bourque.

Hell’s Half Acre Restoration

Hell’s Half Acre, a 7.5 acre section of “urban wild” along the Charles River in Cambridge, is an ecological and social asset to the surrounding community. However, the area is critically overwhelmed by invasive plants. Through a unique three-year project that uses best practices to remove invasives, the CRC is working to restore the area. Following this aggressive intervention, the CRC and Conservancy Volunteers will regularly maintain the revitalized Hell’s Half Acre. Learn more about Hell’s Half Acre Restoration.

Our Hell’s Half Acre restoration project addresses invasive plants, including phragmites, Japanese knotweed, and buckthorn.

Lead photo by Aaron John Bourque.