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Not taking the river for granted

Posted by Ralph Ranalli August 25, 2007 12:35 PM

WESTON

The Charles River Watershed Association has received a $5,000 grant from outdoor recreational retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc., better known as REI, that will help the organization continue its antipollution and community education efforts.

The money will help the association, founded in 1965, support clean water advocacy, recreational events such as the annual Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race, a stenciling program that paints reminders not to dump chemicals down drains leading to the Charles River and protection of native species.

The REI grant is one of nine awarded to organizations in the Boston area focusing on either conservation or improving access to outdoor recreation.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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