Time to make the spores
Rainy weather contributed to high E. coli concentrations this summer.
Several hundred local residents, elected officials and community activists gathered on either side of the beautiful new “Harvest River Bridge” on September 29 to officially celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Neponset River Greenway trail between Central Avenue in Milton and Mattapan square. Attendees enjoyed musical performances on both sides of the […]
At this conference, organized by the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts, we’ll talk about all things water.
We're pleased to announce that the Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited has named the Neponset River it's “home waters”.
Join NepRWA and TogetherYes of Norwood Wed., Oct. 24 at 6:30pm Morrill Memorial Library 33 Walpole St, Norwood, MA Climate Change & Hazardous Weather Flooding, and the drought that come with climate change, will be addressed by Neponset River Watershed Association Executive Director, Ian Cooke, and Norwood Planning & Economic Development Director, Paul Halkiotis. There […]
Thanks to everyone who helped with the Neponset River Fall Cleanup!
On August 13th, Boch Automotive announced that it would drop its proposed development of one of the few naturally wooded parcels of land along the Neponset River in Norwood. However, residents should remain vigilant.
Listen in as Neil Rhein of Keep Mass Beautiful interviews NepRWA's Ian Cooke about All Things Water
After years of delay and with the help of a successful lawsuit by conservation groups, a new, much stronger permit for stormwater discharges by municipalities in Massachusetts finally took effect on July 1.
Admit it, the Neponset’s your favorite river and you’ve always known it’s the best! But now it’s official, the Neponset River Greenway Trail has been voted “best neighborhood diversion in Dorchester” by the editors of Boston Magazine. Photo courtesy of Mass.gov We knew it all along, but its always nice to have a little much […]
Last summer, we discovered a major pollution issue at the Dedham transfer station - and it doesn't appear to be getting any better.
The June results are a bit worse than they were in May, but overall not terrible.
The end of July brought with it great news from Beacon Hill: The state House and Senate approved a significant funding increase for three priority environmental line items. Moreover, these funding levels were signed into law by the Governor! Our state environmental agencies have taken huge hits in funding over the last decade—losing about 30% […]
NepRWA staff spent a day with the Hyde Park Green Team and explored many different aspects of the River.
When is a street tree more than a tree? When it's planted in a special box designed to clean up stormwater pollution.
Hi! I’m Mike Seele. I’m currently a senior studying Environmental Analysis and Policy at Boston University. After learning about issues faced by large watersheds, I became interested in learning how anthropogenic activities can impact water quality. Specifically, I am interested in learning more about the impact that coliform, surfactants, and other household wastes have on […]
Save the date for the Dorchester Beach Festival! Sat., Aug. 25 3pm-6pm: kids events with field games, face painting, giant bubble demo, circus acts, DotArt leads arts + crafts, NE Aquarium, Save the Harbor Save the Bay seaside walks + more… 5pm-8:30pm: live music with more games Food Trucks available for food purchases Malibu Beach […]
This month we say goodbye to Environmental Fellow, Annie O’Connell and hello to our new Environmental Fellow, Andres Ripley. Our environmental fellowship is a 13 month program for recent college graduates that allows them to help coordinate the Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) Program, and assist with outreach and other environmental science initiatives. The fellow […]
The Boch proposal represents a significant risk to the environment and reduces the town's resilience to climate change.