Collaborating Groups & Related Resources

Mystic River Watershed Association

The Mystic River Watershed Association is the premiere environmental organization working on behalf of the Mystic River Watershed.  Please join our efforts in environmental protection and restoration by becoming a member. The more members we have, the we can do – and membership begins at just $35 per year. Join or donate today at:

Become involved with MyWRA!
– Stay up-to-date on watershed events and news by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter:
– Sign up as a volunteer! Volunteer duties vary and can be a long-term commitment or a one day activity.
– Check out upcoming events at


Sawyer Business School

The MPA Program is a NASPAA-accredited degree program. It’s a distinction that identifies Suffolk’s MPA as one of the country’s top-tier academic programs in public administration.


Our faculty link analytical curriculum requirements with “real-world” cases to give you a practical education that represents the cutting edge in public management practice. What you learn in the classroom Monday night, you can bring to the office Tuesday morning.

Choose career-focused electives in Health Policy, Nonprofit Management, or Government, or expand your options and take up to two electives in any Sawyer Business School or College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Program. Other career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Government Policy and Leadership Management
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Law & Public Policy
  • Public Service Leadership
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Public Safety 
  • Information Resource Management

Classes are held on evenings and Saturdays. You can complete the program in just three semesters of full-time study.

Our graduates work in all levels of government, nonprofits, healthcare, and public service. MPA alumni include members of the U.S. Congress and the Massachusetts House and Senate, as well as cabinet-level officials, municipal managers, and chief executive officers in every type of public service organization imaginable.

But most importantly, our alumni are invested in your success. They come back to teach, mentor, speak in courses, and take classes.

Robert Allison chairs the History Department at Suffolk University in Boston. He writes about American history, teaches courses on it, and regularly speaks about Boston history.

Related Resources:

Steve’s Travel Guide

Arlington Historical Society

Charlestown Historical Society

Charlestown Preservation Society

Chelsea Historical Society

Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum

Medford Historical Society

Royall House and Slave Quarters

Somerville Museum

Somervilee Museum’s Community Curatorial Program

Tide Mill Institute

Boston Natural Resources Network

Charlestown Waterfront Coalition

Chelsea Creek Action Group

Friends of Alewife Reservation

Friends of Belle Isle March

Friends of the Community Path

Friends of the Malden River

Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park

Friends of Middlesex Fells Reservation

Friends of the Mystic River

Friends of Spy Pond Park

Made in Medford

Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitor Center

Mystic River Steering Committee

Mystic View Task Force

West Medford Community Center

For more information on these resources, see The Mystic River Guide