Nashua River Watershed Association

The Nashua River in the mid-1960s, badly polluted with industrial wastes.

The Nashua River in the 1980s after two decades of cleanup.

Founded in 1969, the Nashua River Watershed Association's mission is to work for a healthy ecosystem with clean water and open spaces for human and wildlife communities, where people work together to sustain mutual economic and environmental well-being in the Nashua River watershed.

Our goals:

  • Restore and protect water quality for people, fish, and wildlife
  • Conserve open spaces for water quality, wildlife habitat, farms, forests, and recreation
  • Encourage careful land use with well-planned development


We serve as an educator, advocate, and steward for the 31 watershed communities in north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Please see our 1995 to 2020 Vision for the Nashua River Watershed.

The NRWA is an environmental non-profit and our success depends on members and volunteers. Help make our vision a reality!

Contact Nashua River Watershed Association

Rick Muehlke
Land Programs and Outreach Assistant
592 Main St
River Resource Center
Groton, Massachusetts  01450-1230
Phone: (978) 448-0299
Fax: (978) 448-0941


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

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