Flood control, landscape restoration, water quality improvement, historic preservation, habitat enhancement: the Restoration Project is a vital collaboration of federal, state, city, and town partners.
Photo: Adine Storer
The current work includes dredging the Muddy River and restoring the adjoining landscape. The US Army Corps provides periodic updates.
Photo: Courtney Allender
The Muddy River parks remain open and accessible while our treasured urban waterway and its ecosystems are improved. What's happening in your park?
Photo: Jonathan Cohn
The citizen-led MMOC provides independent monitoring of construction activity and works with Project partners to ensure long-term sustainability.
Photo: Damien Hickey
“...the preservation of the present channel...[will] make it permanently attractive and wholesome, and an element of constantly increasing advantage to the neighborhood.”
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1880

THE MUDDY RIVER RESTORATION PROJECT MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

PUBLIC OVERSIGHT REIMAGINED

Project Updates

What's Happening Now?

Announcing! The MMOC Annual Meeting, 2023

Save the date for Public Oversight Reimagined, the next public meeting for all Muddy River friends, neighbors and partners. When: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 6-8:30pm Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Who: Stay tuned for the speaker roster Celebrating! All the citizen stewards whose steadfast efforts created the Restoration Project

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Happy Thanksgiving 2022!

With the completion of the historic Muddy River Restoration Project in sight, we are grateful for the community advocates and friends groups who came together

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Annual River Clean-Up Report

Thanks to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and their contractor, New England Disposal Technologies Inc., for undertaking their annual clean-up of the

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THE FIVE GOALS OF THE MUDDY RIVER RESTORATION PROJECT

Flood Damage Reduction

Photo: Matt Eddy, MMOC

Water Quality Improvement

Photo: Julia Hopkins, CRWA

Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Enhancement

Photo: Courtney Allender

Historic Landscape Rehabilitation

Best Management Practices Implementation

Project Milestones

One of the nation’s most complex environmental restoration projects culminated in the construction of a durable flood risk management channel in 2017. Our Muddy is flowing again!​