Rita Barron

Rita Barron

As Executive Director of the Charles River Watershed Association from 1973 until her retirement in 1988, Mrs. Barron led the successful campaign to reclaim the Charles River polluted by municipal and industrial wastes and poor land use. She aroused community interest in a healthy United States of Americable river through newspapers, radio and TV and by organising such public events as swimming, fishing and canoe racing. These events were used to show public interest in the Charles River to governmental agencies whose programmes and policies were in turn used to improve what she called the people's river.

Additional Info

  • Location:


    76 Walden Street

    Newtonville, MA 02160


  • Phone Number: (617) 527 0316
  • Fax Number: Not Available At This Time
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  • Website:

    Charles River Watershed Association Webpage

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