ABOUT THE WATERSHED
Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield forms the headwaters of the Saugus River, which meanders through Wakefield, Saugus and Lynn before emptying into the Rumney Marsh/Pines River estuary. Tributaries include the Mill River in Wakefield, Shute Brook in Saugus, Strawberry Brook in Lynn, Town Line Brook in Revere, Malden and Everett. The watershed encompasses all or part of the following 11 communities – Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Melrose, Peabody, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, and Wakefield.
The Saugus River Watershed Council was founded in 1991 to protect and restore the natural resources of the Saugus River watershed. Together with our 675 members and hundreds of volunteers, we are working to improve water quality, restore river habitat and fisheries, educate students about the environment, and promote public access and enjoyment of the watershed.
The Saugus River Watershed Council is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization