The Mystic River, which flows from the Mystic Lakes in Arlington through Medford, Somerville, Everett, Charlestown and Chelsea to Boston Harbor, is one of the great urban rivers of New England. The river and the watershed that feeds it, served as an epicenter of early activity from which sprung early settlement and economic activity in the colonies: mills, shipyards, villages. Unfortunately, settlement and industrial activity have not been as kind to the watershed.
Mystic River Watershed Association
PO Box 390, Arlington, MA 02476-0004