MRWC believes that the most powerful protection for our environment comes through education. However, there are times when more direct action is needed. In 1966 Joy Shaw stood in front of a bulldozer to protect the Mill River watershed. And to this day, when there is an immediate threat to the health of our environment, MRWC steps in to advocate for the interests of the watershed and the community it supports.

Our advocacy is based on the principle of mutual cooperation, rather than opposition or antagonism. When the health of the Mill River watershed is threatened, we work with environmental and business experts to find an acceptable solution.

But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In addition to our educational programs, MRWC works to promote the visibility of the Mill River watershed and related environmental concerns. You’ll see us working to make sure that the health of the watershed is a priority in local planning from the beginning, so that we’re not forced to take action later.

The best way to help us continue our advocacy work is to become a member of the MRWC, so you can stay up-to-date on all the latest developments. Or you could consider making a one-time gift.

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