BREAKING NEWS: Rivers Designated

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March 12, 2019 (Washington, DC)


The Nashua River Watershed Association has just learned that the “Nashua Wild and Scenic Rivers Act” has been signed into law today by the President!  Sections of our Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers are now officially designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System!


The “Nashua Wild and Scenic River Act” was included in the Natural Resources Management Act (S.47) that was passed by both the Senate and the House in February, and was, today, signed into law.  Read the Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Committee press release.

Watch for information on a future public celebration, maybe in April.


For more information on the project:


 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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Chapter 1: The Beginning video

NRWA Chapter 1: The Beginning

It's our 50th Anniversary this year! We're making a series of short videos to share our story with you. We hope you enjoy Chapter 1: The Beginning (2 min.) about our early days. 


Thank you to our 50th Anniversary Sponsors for making this series possible: Presenting Sponsor, Rollstone Bank & Trust, and Anniversary Sponsors, CanAm Machinery and Enterprise Bank.


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. 

For updates on current activities and upcoming education programs, be sure to sign-up to receive our monthly enews.


Vallee PPT


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