The Council

The Saugus River Watershed Council is a non-profit organization concerned with the health and beauty of the Saugus River and its watershed. We organized in 1991 as the Saugus River Advocacy Group. Since then, we have:

  • organized interpretive walks and educational exhibits
  • lobbied for protection of the river
  • inventoried the river and its banks
  • conduct a water quality testing program
  • worked on fish habitat restoration
  • participated in river cleanups
  • reached out to other organizations to work together on conserving the Saugus River

We encourage you to join us. Walk or canoe the river. Get your hands muddy in a conservation restoration project, promote the Saugus River through advocacy, education, field studies, and special events. We offer many ways for you to get involved.


"The Saugus River is a vital part of our town -- for lobstermen, sports enthusiasts, and the general public. "

Dick Barry, Saugus Board of Selectmen



The Saugus River Watershed Council has been assisted by The National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program.

The Saugus River Watershed Council

P.O. Box 1092, Saugus Massachusetts 01906


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