First Report Card for the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers


At our Annual Meeting on June 26, 2019, the grade of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers was revealed. "B" for the river system.

Find our first Report Card for the SuAsCo river system on the EcoHealth Report Card website.
Download a pdf of the report card.

OARS worked with stakeholders and the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to develop the Report Card: Translating scientific information about the rivers’ health into easy to understand river grades, it provides a snapshot of current conditions and the historical trends and context of those conditions.

Developing the report card:
Five-step process
Stakeholder workshops
Indicators of river health

Thank you to the Massachusetts Environmental Trust and The Sudbury Foundation for sponsoring this project, and to the Cedar Tree Foundation and the National Park Service for additional support.