BOSTON (CBS) —  One non-profit group is trying to change the “dirty water” image of our dear Charles River for good.

The Charles River Conservancy has drafted a plan to build a permanent enclosed swimming facility on the Boston-Cambridge line near the Museum of Science. The plan also includes a floating dock near North Point Park.

“We want to challenge perceptions that the river is filled with dirty water,” Conservancy Founder and President Renata von Tscharner said in a public statement. “The Charles River is the cleanest urban river in America-lets create a place to swim in our river!”

The conservancy released a 74-page feasibility study also outlining what it would take to get build such a spot.  Its recommendations include continued investment in water quality and additional safety considerations.

The group has launched an campaign with a $25,000 goal intended to fund the first phase of the project.


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