Long a boon for the region, now Mystic River needs our help

RE “A steady flow of troubles for the long-foul Mystic” (Page A1, Feb. 18):

The Mystic River, stretching through Boston’s suburbs and down into Boston Harbor, has done yeoman’s work to build New England and the cities and towns along its banks. Like any good business partner, friend, or family member it deserves to be healthy and robust. It cannot retire to another location to rebuild its health.


The Mystic River is an integral part of Greater Boston. Upstream its banks provide scenic walks and picnic spots and its waters provide a playground for sailing, paddling, and swimming. Downstream the river and its banks support heavy industry and important elements of the region’s infrastructure. Its current conditions represent a serious public health problem and a missed opportunity.

The Mystic River Watershed Association is an active champion for the river and its tributaries. Together with the 22 communities of the watershed, we are working to change this state of affairs and to elevate the river’s water quality grade from a D to a B.

Singh Khalsa

Executive director,

Mystic River
Watershed Association


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