OARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the natural and recreational features of the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers, their tributaries and watersheds, and to increase public awareness of the rivers? values as important natural resources. Established in 1986 as the Organization for the Assabet River by a group of concerned citizens, OAR added the Sudbury and Concord Rivers to its mission in 2011, becoming OARS. Currently the organization has approximately 500 individual and family memberships, a 14-member Board of Directors, and 5 part-time staff. Together with our volunteers and partners, OARS has made significant progress over the past 28 years towards achieving our mission.
Sudbury Valley Trustees