"Clean, Beautiful, & Accessible"
Welcome to the Fore River Watershed Associations (FRWA) Web site. The FRWA is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to promote, protect, restore, enhance and improve the water quality, natural resources, cultural sites and recreational opportunities of the Fore River watershed. The purpose of this site is to offer those interested in our activities the opportunity to learn more about the Fore River Watershed Association: our mission, goals, objectives, issues, concerns and accomplishments.
This site provides insight into our organization. You can see our by-laws; learn who our Board of Directors and staff are; and contact us via snail mail, e-mail, telephone or fax.
Wed like to share with you the history of the watershed and the issues that are impacting it today and our vision for the future.
Please visit "The Watershed" page and learn how you can become a watershed steward in your neighborhood. Refer to the Fore River Watershed map and see where you live in relation to the watershed. Learn about the many ways you can get involved by becoming a member and volunteering on our various activities, projects and issues.
If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved, check out our Calendar of Events. We are interested in hearing your ideas for activities that the FRWA could sponsor. We also would like to hear about any concerns you have regarding the watershed, please contact us by visiting our alert page.
In addition, this site will teach you how to identify a watershed, what pollutes a watershed, and how watershed management can protect the watershed.
The development of this Website was funded in part by the Riverways Small Grant Program, which was made possible by the Massachusetts Environmental Board.
About Our Logo
The print to the left is from an advertising poster used in the 1880s to promote the Lovells Grove recreational area that was located on the banks of the Fore River in North Weymouth. This was a famous spot that was frequented by visitors who took the ferry from Boston that ran several times a day. In sharp contrast, this site is now the location of the Sithe Energy Fore River Station to the south of the bridge and the MWRA Interceptor Pumping Station to the north of the bridge which is frequently visited by students from the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. The Fore River Bridge was then a pivot bridge that would swing open and shut. The logo was created by Michael J. Purdy.