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Charles River Watershed Association, Inc.
April 23, 2009

The Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) is an amazingly effective organization that has worked hard for more then 40 years to clean up the most important river in eastern Massachusetts, the Charles. The organization is lean and mean, using the expertise of scientists, urban planners, engineers, lawyers and a multitude of volunteers to ensure that both wildlife and human activity thrive despite the encroachment of urban development. Everyone who lives, works, studies or plays in sight of this river should get involved with CRWA.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its prolonged effort to preserve and protect the Charles River.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

develop better outreach to a wider community.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedication of its staff and volunteers, and their appreciation of my volunteer efforts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgeable about very complex issues; the organization takes the time to mentor and facilitate action.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have lasting and sustainable impact on the environment of eastern Massachusetts, and bring this model to a national platform.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to devote to its myriad of projects.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, both unrestricted and for potential projects.

One thing I'd also say is that...

residents of Massachusetts owe a great deal to this institution for its important and sustained work.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I've worked on fundraisers and in other volunteer capacities.