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Watershed links in your area

Blackstone Headwaters Hydrology Project

Blackstone River Watershed Association

Blackstone River Watershed Council

City of Woonsocket-Thundermist Hydro

Indian Lake Watershed Association

Leesville Pond Watershed Association

MA Dept of Environmental Protection

MA EOEA Watershed  Initiative

Mass Riverways Program

Metacomet Land Trust

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

Pawtucket Hydropower

RI Department of Environmental Management

Tatnuck Brook Watershed Association

Wild Bird Gardens

Woods Rats

Mass Audubon Society Broad Meadow Brook

John H Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.


Blackstone Headwaters Coalition

Headwaters Mission


The Blackstone Headwaters Coalition is one segment of the Blackstone River Coalition, made up of various organizations concerned with the regeneration of the Blackstone River and the health of the Blackstone River Watershed. These organizations include state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, municipalities and businesses.             

This partnership has fostered people and communities who are working together to improve the overall water quality and the quality of life in the Blackstone Valley, with hopes that the Blackstone River will be fishable and- swimmable by 2015.  



The Blackstone Headwaters Coalition strives to engage citizens, businesses, environmental organizations, and state and municipal officials in the active stewardship of water resources in headwater streams of the Blackstone River.


Originating in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Blackstone River winds its way into the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. The main river has a  total length of 48 miles, encompassing  a drainage area of over 500 square miles. The Blackstone River is the second largest freshwater tributary entering into the Narragansett Bay.


The Blackstone River is one of the many special attractions of living in this area. A cleaner river is in everyone's (and everything's!!) best interest, from more recreational opportunities and improved wildlife habitat we will all see an improved quality of life if we do our part to help keep our rivers clean and preserve our natural resources.