The Mill River Watershed

A view of the lower Mill River and East Rock from College Woods.

Our Mission

(View of East Rock and the lower Mill River from College Woods.)

MRWA is a community-based membership organization focused on  promoting effective stewardship of the Watershed through conservation and restoration.  Broad-based and collaborative, the MRWA pursues the following goals:

1 Long term Watershed Health:

MRWA helps organize efforts to ensure a clean and stable ecosystem through scientific monitoring, intelligent restoration and vigorous preservation.

2 Informed Community Involvement in Policy Development:

MRWA promotes relevant research, education for all interested parties, and the formation of partnerships to guide public policy managing the Watershed.

3 Utilization of the Watershed's Resources:

MRWA facilitates appropriate, sustainable uses of the Watershed in ways that respect and nurture the integrity and well being of the Mill River.

The tide gates on the Mill River near State Street in New Haven along the Mill River Trail.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about the river and the environment?  Let us know!  We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality.  We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

(The tide gates near State Street in New Haven.)

Mill River Watershed Association

We are a membership organization

The Watershed needs your time, your donations, and your help by spreading our mission through word-of-mouth.  Thank you!


(View of New Haven and the lower Mill River from East Rock.)


Join now; select an amount. Suggested donation $20.

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We are dedicated to supporting the Mill River Watershed and all its residents. Your membership is important to us and helps us make a difference.  We accept new members at whatever amount they can afford.

(View of the foot bridge across the lower Mill River in East Rock Park.)