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updated 2-14-2014



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Friends of the Mystic River

Friends of the Mystic River is a Medford-based community organization focused on the enjoyment, protection, and enhancement of the Mystic River.

Founded 1995 in Medford, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events:


Mystic River Annual Spring Cleanup

Saturday April 26

9:30AM - 1:00PM

Please Note: Meet at Hormel Stadium parking lot

Help maintain parklands around the Mystic River


Meet at the Hormel Stadium lot, 90 Locust St.  Cleanup supplies are provided. The cleanup includes the Mystic Riverbend Park, MacDonald Park and Wellington Greenway, but participants may travel to any other location they wish along the Mystic in Medford.

In the event of heavy rain, the cleanup will be cancelled. For more information, call 781-391-2604 or email:

Mystic02155 AT hotmail dot com

Morning and lunchtime refreshments provided.

Google Map of the Cleanup location click here to open map in new window. Take Rt. 16  and turn at Meadow Glen Mall. Take an immediate turn at the traffic light onto Locust St.  (old Sentry Ford dealership). Cleanup locale is straight ahead.
 Cleanup Flyer in PDF format: Spring Cleanup Flyer (Adobe Reader required)
Call for Artists / Medford Arts Center

"Into the Mystic " juried art festival June 20-22, 2014 at Hyatt Place, Medford. The theme is "the Mystic River" in any season. Email:  info@mysticartgallery.org or call 617-605-7325.Deadline for applicants is April 15, 2014 with an entry fee of $15.

Japanese Knotweed  and Water Chestnut removal will begin again soon.

Read about the Knotweed Eradication & Habitat Restoration Project.

Water Chestnuts start in May but really get going in June.


Contact us:

Email: mystic02155AThotmail.com (replace AT with @)

Friends of the Mystic River
PO Box 560083
W. Medford  MA  02156-0083


We welcome and need your support -- just sign up on the Join Us page.

Topographic Map of the Mystic River, Massachusetts

Who We Are

What We Do

Friends of the Mystic River picture a river "clean, beautiful, and free-flowing".

Water flowing from 21 surrounding cities makes up the watershed. The river flows from the Aberjona River to the Mystic Lakes through Medford, Arlington, and Somerville to Boston Harbor.

The banks are publicly owned. While wildlife and people appreciate the river, development and pollution have threatened its health.

A group of concerned citizens in Medford, Massachusetts founded Friends of the Mystic River in 1995.

Improve water quality to meet the standard of swimmable water

Preserve and restore riverine wildlife habitat

Promote public awareness and community involvement in the river

Improve access and create habitat-sensitive recreation opportunities

Bookmark:  http://www.fomr.org