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Mill River in the fall

MRWC believes that the most powerful protection for our environment comes through education. However, there are times when more direct action is needed. In 1966, Joy Shaw stood in front of a backhoe to protect the Mill River watershed. She then formed a group of concerned neighbors and used information about the how altering the floodplain would negatively impact the watershed to change the outcome of that situation. To this day, MRWC seeks to offer education about the importance of the environment and to advocate for the interests of the watershed and the greater community it supports.

Our advocacy is based on the principle of mutual cooperation, rather than opposition or antagonism. When the health of the local watershed is impacted, we work with environmental and business experts to identify acceptable solutions.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In addition to our educational programs, MRWC works to promote the visibility of our local watersheds and related environmental concerns.

The best way to help us continue our advocacy work is to become a member of the MRWC, so you can stay up-to-date on all the latest developments.  Financial contributions can benefit specific areas of advocacy or the overall educational goals of the organization.

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