"Wild and Scenic" Nashua Rivers

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On September 20, 2018 Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-03) announced that she has introduced a bill to Congress, the Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Act, that is authored by herself and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) that would add segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers to the national Wild and Scenic Rivers System. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate by MA Senators Markey and Warren, and NH Senators Hassan and Shaheen. Once Congress votes in favor of such, the President will then be asked to sign the legislation to officially designate the rivers as Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers.

For more information on the project: www.WildandScenicNashuaRivers.org


 Geographic Info


What is a Watershed?

what is a watershed

River Report Card

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Nashua River Canoe & Kayak Guide

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Purchase Guide.


Prescription Drug Disposal

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Watershed drop boxes or

statewide drop box list.

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Nashua River - Photo by Cindy Knox Photography

NRWA 2018 Annual Report

For a summary of NRWA's program work in 2018, view our 2018 Annual Report.  Thank you to all who make our work possible through their support. 

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Climate Trends and Impact on Our Rivers

David Vallee, the Hydrologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service’s Northeast River Forecast Center spoke on the topic of "Climate Trends in New England and Their Impact on Our Rivers" at the 2017 Annual Meeting.  View a PDF of David's presentation.


Water Chestnut Pull Volunteers

Thank You to Our Volunteers

View new video "NRWA Water Chestnut Pull: Volunteers in Action." (3:14 min)  Thank you to Max McCormick and NorthPoint Productions for making this video.


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The NRWA receives grant funding from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) Drive for a Better Environment Grants Program.  The only source of funding for these grants is the sale of Environmental License Plates.  Learn more about MET.  To order a specialty plate, visit the MA Registry of Motor Vehicles or www.whaleplate.org.