Related Links

Web Sites of Environmental, Regulatory, or Conservation Interest

  • Mystic River Watershed Association is the home page for the mystic river watershed association. A grass roots membership organization with a watershed wide focus.
  • Environmental Federation of New England
    The Environmental Federation is the only large-scale coalition of environmental non-profits based in New England. They include 38 of the most well known environmental organizations in New England.
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is a state agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment by ensuring clean air and water, the safe management and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. DEP is one of five agencies under the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. DEP's role under Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution is the guarantor of the people's right to "clean air and water", as well as "the natural scenic, historic and aesthetic qualities of the environment.
  • Metropolitan District Commission
    MDC is an agency of state government, one of five departments in the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. MDC oversees and maintains the Metropolitan Park System. Their mission is to conserve and protect natural resources, and open-space preservation, improvement, and acquisition.
  • Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act
    MEPA is the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act, G.L. c.30, ss.61-62H. The current statute was enacted in 1977. The statute requires that all agencies of the Commonwealth determine the impact on the natural environment of all works, projects, or activities conducted by them and use all practicable means and measures to avoid or minimize the environmental harm that has been identified. It also provides the procedure--the Environmental Impact Report--by which that obligation will be satisfied and authorizes the Secretary of Environmental Affairs to oversee the review process.
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    EPA is the federal agency that regulates and enforces environmental policy. The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment -- air, water, and land -- upon which life depends.
  • U.S. EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
  • U.S. EPA Region 1 New England
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    The Corps cleans areas contaminated with hazardous waste, radioactive waste or active munitions. They run two centers of expertise; one for handling hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste; and another for ordnance and explosives. In granting or denying permits to developers, the Corps strives to prevent environmental damage. The Corps works with other agencies, state and federal governments, environmental groups and private citizens to help solve ecological problems. The Corps issues Federal permits for work in wetlands and waterways.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    FEMA is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. Its mission is to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. FEMA administers the National Flood Insurance Program and distributes Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
  • Charles River Watershed Association
    The Charles River Watershed Association is a non-profit organization that seeks to protect and enhance the health, beauty, and enjoyment of the Charles River and its tributaries.
  • American Community Gardens Association
    The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities.
  • Garden Futures
    Garden Futures helps coordinate activities related to Boston area's 200 community gardens. The Collaborative works with its participating organizations to increase communication and sharing among gardeners through events such as the citywide Gardeners Gathering and neighborhood garden leadership meetings.
  • City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture
    The non-profit society promotes urban food production and environmental conservation. Urban Agriculture Notes is written for those who want to start up their own "Office of Urban Agriculture", for those who have already done so, and for gardeners who are curious about what they refer to as political horticulture.

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