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The Charles River in the 1970s

Conservators website manager Dan Brody has been taking pictures of the Charles River for quite a few years. While the Charles hasn't yet attained the Environmental Protection Agency's goal of a fishable, swimmable river, the condition of the river and its banks is far better now than it was when Brody took these photos forty years ago.
   
Along Soldiers Field Road in Allston An oil slick was a permanent feature of the river
   
   
   
   
The shoreline near Harvard University The work of the Charles River Clean-Up Boat has greatly reduced trash along the river in recent years.
   
View this spot in 2010  
 

Photos by DB

   
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