Happenings

Fun outdoor weekend adventures: Oct 21 & 22

Its looking like it’s going to be a great weekend to be outdoors!  Here are our weekend picks for the Neponset Watershed: Visit Borderland State Park in Sharon to explore over 20 miles of trails ranging from moderate to difficult. After your hike at Borderland, get pumpkin ice cream at Crescent Ridge in Sharon and […]

Hope at the DCR Golf Course

Hope is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “to want something to happen or be true“, but in our case Hope is a 50-something year old woman, who spends her days wandering the DCR Ponkapoag Golf Course, picking up bits and bobs, and otherwise trying to make purpose of her days. She’s a frequent visitor […]

Keep an Eye Open for 2018 Events

Neponset River Spring Cleanup/DCR Park Serve Day – Sat., April 28 We traditionally sponsor two major river cleanups per year – one in the spring and one in the fall. The spring cleanup, which is part of DCR’s Park Serve Day, is tentatively scheduled for Sat., April 28.  We’ll send along more information as we […]

Lots to do in the area this weekend: Oct 14-15

From the Friends of the Blue Hills: Blue Hills Trail Maintenance Saturday, October 14, from 9am-12:30 p.m. Park at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to help clear the trails!  We will show you how to dig the dirt and move rocks to keep the […]

Neponset River Cleanup: Fall 2017

Over 150 people showed up on Sept. 23 to help with the Annual Neponset River Cleanup, including many community volunteers from Hyde Park and all across the watershed. It was a team effort We owe a lot of thanks to our cleanup volunteers, beginning with our Hyde Park planning committee and our incredible group of […]

Cruising with our Neponset Society Members

Weather in New England often times plays an important role in scheduling outdoor activities.  With a boat cruise scheduled on the Neponset River Estuary in mid-August, and weather acting a bit fluky earlier in the month, NepRWA staff were holding their breath for a good day. Clear, sunny, and warm weather (with calm seas) greeted […]

Explore the Neponset Watershed

Canoeing or kayaking There are lots of options for boating along the Neponset River, and in local ponds and lakes. Some of our favorite paddles include: Launching from Signal Hill in Canton and heading upstream or downstream Paul’s Bridge in Milton – heading upstream Neponset Estuary (best at mid to high tide), launching from Milton […]

Hotspot Update: 8/18/2017

A wet summer has slowed the hotspot monitoring program this year, but we have still made progress in identifying pollution issues. So far this summer we have investigated Mother Brook in Dedham, Pequid Brook in Canton, Hawes Brook and Germany Brook in Norwood, and Steep Hill Brook in Stoughton. In May, a broken water main […]

RiverFest a Testament to Progress on the Neponset

Perhaps more than any other activity I’ve been to so far, this event symbolized just how far the Neponset River has come since 1967 when NepRWA was founded. Just a few years ago, this event would have been impossible.

CWMN Results: June

The results for June show much higher E. coli levels than were observed in May. This is mainly because June was a wetter month than May, and bacteria levels in wet weather are typically higher than levels in dry weather.

New Rain Gardens at Stoughton School

In addition to removing pollution, the new bio-retention basins are designed to beautify the school’s grounds and provide hands-on educational opportunity for the students.

The Case for Becoming a Sponsor

Did you attend NepRWA’s RiverFest last month, or perhaps you came to our 50th Annual Meeting in June, or you volunteered at one of our river cleanups? Although these events seem to be completely different from each other, there is one common thread which is sponsor involvement. Sponsorships offer an alternative means of funding for […]