Sunday, April 22, 2012
In addition to acknowledging and celebrating Earth Day, this year’s event was a celebration of the Charles River being awarded the Thiess International Riverprize.
On Saturday, approximately 4,000 volunteers and community leaders joined forces to clean the banks of the 80-mile Charles River at the 13th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup. In a collaboration led by Charles River Watershed Association, volunteers from the Charles River watershed and beyond worked together to remove litter and beautify the Charles River and its surrounding parklands in one of the nation’s largest one-day river cleanup events. Volunteers removed an estimated 15-20 tons of trash from sites throughout the watershed from Milford to Boston, including through Medfield. In addition to acknowledging and celebrating Earth Day, this year’s event was a celebration of the Charles River being awarded the Thiess International …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The group working to preserve the Charles River received the award at a ceremony in Australia.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The following announcement was released by the International RiverFoundation: International RiverFoundation awarded the Charles River Watershed Association the 2011 Thiess International Riverprize, for excellence in river management. The award was presented at the Riverprize Gala Dinner in Brisbane, Australia. The $350,000 Thiess International Riverprize is divided between the winner and finalists, and is the most prestigious river prize in the world. Under the direction of the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the Charles River has made a remarkable recovery from the 1950s when sewage and paint were discharged into the river. The Charles River now boasts better river health after the implementation of sustainable river …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Representatives from the Town of Medfield met with DCAM and DEP on Aug. 19 to discuss DCAM's proposed remediation plan for removing and capping oil contamination in the Charles River on the Medfield State Hospital site.
Representatives from the Town of Medfield met with the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Aug. 19 to resolve issues with covering a small area of oil contamination in the Charles River at the Medfield State Hospital site. Bill Massaro, Medfield resident and state hospital abutter for 35 years, attended the Aug. 19 meeting and shared his report with Board of Selectmen chair Osler “Pete” Peterson, who posted it on his blog, Medfield 02052. Peterson said in his blog post “DEP, DCAM & Town Meeting RE MSH” that Massaro “follows Medfield State Hospital developments closer than anyone in town” and shared what he learned at the Aug. 19 meeting. What follows is information compiled from …