RCB Donates $2,500 to Mystic River Watershed Association
Reading, MA – Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) has donated $2,500 to the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) to help provide for clean water, open space and other community benefits. The watershed covers 22 municipalities, including Reading, Woburn and Burlington, with whom the MyRWA is partnering on a campaign to disseminate environmental information to the public. The MyRWA is looking to reduce storm water runoff and algal blooms by educating communities on urban pollution and what can be done by individuals to prevent it. They have created a multimedia interactive map featuring historic and current water quality data to communicate conditions, involve the community, and engage municipal partners. Work on these communication efforts started earlier this spring. The storm water education campaign will be officially deployed by spring 2018.
The mission of MyRWA is to protect and restore the Mystic River, its tributaries and watershed lands, for the benefit of present and future generations, and to celebrate the value, importance and great beauty of our natural resources. The watershed encompasses 44 lakes and ponds, covering 76 square miles. Established in 1972, the Mystic River Watershed Association uses science-based advocacy and public engagement to protect and restore this important watershed.
“MyRWA is performing an irreplaceable service for those who live in the surrounding areas that touch the Mystic,” said RCB VP/Director of Marketing Shanna Cahalane. “Water pollution is no joke. We must ensure that the watershed remains protected if our children are to live in a clean and healthy environment.”
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