Federal, state and local environmental agencies are working collaboratively to help reach our fishable/swimmable goal by 2015.
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What we’re doing is working collaboratively to win the Campaign for a Fishable/Swimmable Blackstone River by 2015.
Campaign for a Fishable-Swimmable Blackstone River by 2015
In order to marshall the resources to actually clean up the Blackstone River, in 2003 the Blackstone River Coalition launched the Campaign for a Fishable/Swimmable Blackstone River by 2015.
To build a roadmap for the Campaign, the BRC is working with federal, state and local agencies, as well as non-profit organizations, academic institutions and businesses to create a bi-state watershed action plan.
To improve water quality to achieve a fishable/swimmable Blackstone River by 2015, the Campaign focuses on the following:
- Protecting undeveloped areas, restoring wetlands and riparian areas, protecting cold water fishery streams, encouraging Low Impact Development strategies such as reducing impervious surfaces, increasing infiltration, and planting native species.
- Restoring flow by methods such as:
- Continueing to build a system of river access points to increase opportunities for fishing, canoeing and enjoying passive recreation
Education and Outreach
- Developing programs to increase watershed awareness and appreciation and encourageing active stewardship
A Two-Tiered Campaign:
The grassroots level
The business level
Blackstone River Coalition
P.O. Box 70477  Worcester MA 01607
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