As a highly developed region, the Charles River Watershed is vulnerable to advanced invasive plant infestations. The destruction of native habitat makes us more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, making it essential to address this growing threat. Invasive plant species threaten our watershed’s ecosystems by degrading water quality, reducing biodiversity, and minimizing flood storage capacity. CRWA has developed projects to monitor environmental changes brought on by invasive plant growth– and ultimately– address the underlying issues threatening the Charles River.