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Paris a model for swimming in the Charles (6/19/2017)

Head on over to the Globe for a nice article on the effort to establish a permanent swimming spot on the Charles.  Cities around the world are turning back the clock on decades of pollution.  Rivers once full of “dirty … Continue reading

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More seal sightings in river (4/1/2017)

It looks like the river swimming season has started early for some.  Workers at the Museum of Science have reported seeing at least one seal making its way into the Charles River from the harbor.  This makes two years in … Continue reading

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New bathymetry chart of Charles available (12/26/2016)

A very impressive and somewhat “crowd-sourced” bathymetry chart of the Charles River is now available at MIT.  Using relatively inexpensive fish-finders the Charles River Association of Boaters (CRAB) and MIT Sea Grant have provided the first updated map of the … Continue reading

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Seal takes up residence in Charles River (4/12/2016)

A Boston harbor seal has found his way into the Charles River and was spotted basking on the dock used by Union Boat Club (right around the corner from the swim dock).  The theory is he or she is following … Continue reading

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An abundance of wildlife in Charles (6/1/2015)

Nice article in the Boston Globe about the abundance of wildlife that is returning to the Charles.  Looking forward to seeing a bald eagle try to haul away one of our giant carps one day.  It must be noted the … Continue reading

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Charles River 2020 vision (1/14/2015)

This video has been out for a couple years but it deserves further dissemination.  It’s the Esplanade Association’s “Esplanade 2020” vision.  While we all love the Esplanade the reality is it could be so much more than the run-down strip … Continue reading

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Charles River gets “A-” rating by EPA for 2013 (9/3/2014)

Having struggled at the “B+” level for a number of years the Charles River was finally upgraded to a first-ever “A-” rating by the EPA at a ceremony in Boston in this week. From the press release (emphasis ours): “Here’s … Continue reading

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BU dean jumps in Charles River (5/5/2013)

  Definitely wearing the wrong sort of “suit” for swimming in the Charles this time of year…  Full story here.  

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A river that is clean and clear again (10/11/2011)

The Boston Globe has a nice recap of the people and the time that has gone into rehabilitating the Charles. It truly has been a multi-generational effort. As we say, our existence is a salute to their hard work! Full … Continue reading

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Kendall power plant to reduce draw on Charles (2/2/2011)

In some welcome news GenOn announced today that their Kendall Cogeneration plant, located just over the Longfellow Bridge, will be reducing its water  intake from the Charles River by a whopping 95% thanks to an innovative and environmentally beneficial steam … Continue reading

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