EPA-funded air quality study seeks input from East Boston, other communities

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With funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Mystic River Watershed Association has begun a three-year air quality study: Community-led Improvement of Air Quality and Health in the Lower Mystic (CLEANAIR). The CLEANAIR project aims to monitor air quality at community-identified locations in Charlestown, East Boston, Everett, and Malden; some of the most burdened communities by transportation-related air pollution and disease in Massachusetts (reference).

Please take 5-minutes to share your air quality concerns.

The project team has launched a public survey for residents to share their perceptions of air quality and specific sites of concern in East Boston, Everett, Malden, and Charlestown.

Residents who live, work, or attend school in East Boston, Everett, Malden, and Charlestown are invited to take this 5-minute anonymous survey.

​​The survey is available in seven languages, which can be accessed at the following links: Arabic, English, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Your input will help guide short-term air pollution monitoring projects in your community.

If you have any questions, please email cleanaircommunityengagement@gmail.com

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About the CLEANAIR Team:

The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) works to improve the lives of the more than 600,000 residents of Mystic River communities through its efforts to protect and restore environmental health, natural habitat, and open space throughout the 76 square mile watershed. MyRWA is joined in this project by a team of experts from Tufts University, University of Michigan, Boston University, AIR Inc., STEP, Cambridge Health Alliance, Everett Community Growers, the City of Malden, and the City of Everett. The CLEANAIR project is guided by a 10-member Community Advisory Board made up of representatives who live and/or work in East Boston, Everett, Malden, and Charlestown. For more information on the project team, please visit mysticriver.org/cleanair.

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Mystic River Watershed Association 2024 Clean Air Survey (Courtesy graphic)