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Merrimack River Watershed Council

Protecting the Merrimack River and its watershed
for people and wildlife since 1976

Voyagers complete 117-mile trek down the Merrimack!

A group of local community leaders, including MRWC Board President Dan Graovac, recently kayaked the length of the Merrimack from Franklin, NH to Plum Island, MA to highlight the Merrimack's importance as a recreational, ecological and economic asset to our region. Check out Dan's video summary here and read local media coverage of the trip here.

For more pictures of the trip, check out the hashtag #MRVVoyagers on Instagram or our Facebook page.



Some of the voyagers!



A bald eagle along the Upper Merrimack - one of several the group saw. 



Bipartisan kayaking: State Rep. James Kelcourse and State Sen. Diana DiZoglio!

Upcoming Events



Buttonwoods Trail, Haverhill, MA,
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

MRWC River City Cleanup Series: Haverhill


10:00  AM to 12:30 PM Buttonwoods Trail -Additional details to come



Spicket River Greenway, Lawrence, MA

Annual Spicket River Cleanup   with Groundwork Lawrence


Lawrence, MA - Additional details to come



Riverfront State Park, Lawrence, MA, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

MRWC River City Cleanup Series: Lawrence


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Riverfront State Park

This August, help MRWC and the environment with the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program!

We're happy to share that the Merrimack River Watershed Council has been selected to be a part of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program this August. Just go to the Stop & Shop located at 209 N. Main St., Andover, MA and purchase a $2.50 reusable bag to send a $1 donation to MRWC!

If you're not in the Andover area, you can also donate by purchasing a community bag from any local Stop & Shop, follow the directions on the tag, and pick MRWC for a donation. Thank you for your support!



Thank you to our latest 2019 corporate sponsors!

Contributor Level
Institution for Savings

Supporter Level
Bobrek Engineering & Construction

Enterprise Bank
FMN Services, Inc.
Fred C. Church Insurance
Horsley Witten Group
Lupoli Family Foundation
Paddle Boston
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Vesper Country Club

Interested in joining these organizations in supporting a clean, healthy and accessible Merrimack River? Learn more about our 2019 Corporate Sponsor program here.