The Jones River Watershed Association is a non-profit, member-based environmental organization established to protect, enhance and restore the quality of the natural resources in Southeastern Massachusetts, in particular the Jones River and Cape Cod Bay, for present and future generations, while cultivating effective stewardship of our regional environment through science, advocacy, and education.
We began our work in 1985 in response to the terrible impacts of water diversions out of the basin. Since that time, we have maintained an increasingly consistent level of effort to educate others and ourselves about this small coastal ecosystem and its relationship to the globally significant Gulf of Maine. Because of the incremental steps taken over the years to conserve land, study the river, remove obstacles to fish movement, and address the politics that impact our local environment, we have a chance to restore the vital natural resources important to all of us. JRWA is committed to understanding the impacts of climate change and preparing the region to address those changes in practical ways that focus on ecosystem health.