The Nashua River in the 1960’s and 1980's
NRWA’s Mission and History: Leadership and Success
The mission of the Nashua River Watershed Association is to work for a healthy ecosystem with clean water and open spaces for human and wildlife communities, where people work together to sustain mutual economic and environmental well-being in the Nashua River watershed.
The Nashua River Watershed Association was founded in 1969 on the belief that every individual has the power to make a difference. That belief led to the clean-up of one of the nation’s most polluted rivers, an internationally recognized success story.
That same belief powers the work of the NRWA today, to act as a regional leader in natural resource protection and environmental education for our 32 watershed communities in north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
- Restore and protect water quality and quantity for people, fish, and wildlife
- Conserve open spaces for water quality, wildlife habitat, farms, forests, and recreation
- Encourage careful land use with well-planned development
Our work is guided by our 1995 to 2020 Vision for the Nashua River Watershed (The 2020 Plan).
As a non-profit, our success depends on the support of members, donors, and volunteers. Help make a difference, now and for the future, by getting involved today!