This video features EkOngKar “EK” Singh Khalsa, Executive Director of the Mystic River Watershed Association, describing some of the challenges faced by Mystic River communities (e.g. access to the river and water quality issues) and how this organization”s outreach and educational efforts are being used to address these challenges.
The Mystic River Watershed Association (http://www.mysticriver.org) a nonprofit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, largely functions as a volunteer-run organization. The organization sees its goal as working to protect and improve environmental conditions for the more than one half million residents within the 22 communities of the Mystic River Watershed. The Mystic River Watershed is one of the most urban and densely populated watersheds in the Commonwealth. It has three Superfund sites within its borders, and is home to various communities with Environmental Justice concerns.