Happenings

Seen These Ducklings?

A new campaign, entitled “Think Blue Massachusetts” aims to create basic awareness of stormwater issues.

Permit to be Issued Following Delays, Postponement, Lawsuits

Clocking in at a decade behind schedule, the New England office of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pledged to finally issue an updated stormwater permit for Massachusetts on July 1. The updated permit was due in 2008, but was delayed during many years of contentious public review of the draft language. The permit […]

Seeking Community Liaisons

We need YOU! You’re reading this note because you care about NepRWA’s mission and work. I’d like to suggest that you should take the next step and volunteer some time to help us in our advocacy work! We’re looking for some people throughout the watershed to help us more frequently engage in local activities. Are […]

May 2018 CWMN Update

Our first CWMN mission of the season was a great success! Thanks, as always, to all of the dedicated volunteers who sacrifice their mornings to help us take water samples all over the Neponset. The results have come back from the MWRA lab, and for the most part, they look good. Only 7 of the […]

The Kids are Alright!

Students around the Neponset Watershed are learning about real world water issues and doing their part to get the message across.

Thanks to all for a fun 2018 Annual Meeting!

We were thrilled that so many friends of NepRWA were able to attend our recent 2018 Annual Meeting at Florian Hall in Dorchester! The evening began with a well attended walking tour of the nearby Neponset Estuary, led by staff members, Chris Hirsh and Tom Palmer. After the walk, about 100 attendees enjoyed a buffet […]

Introducing New NepRWA Intern, Mike Seele

Hi! I’m Mike Seele, one of the new interns at the Neponset River Watershed Association. 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 […]

Sat., June 30 – Lower Neponset River Greenway Geology Walk – 10am-noon

Lower Neponset River Greenway Geology Walk Saturday, June 30 from 10 am – noon Les Tyrala, registered geologist, and the DCR will lead a geology walk along the Neponset River Greenway. Examine sedimentary bedrock evidence of ancient mountains, shallow seas and lava flows plus the more recent glacial features. Co-sponsored by the Department of Conservation […]

Advocacy in Action: How about some coffee with that budget request?

Sometimes you just have to take the message directly to the people who need to hear it. That’s exactly what the Neponset River Watershed Association did on April 12th when it joined with other members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Watershed Action Alliance to host a legislative breakfast at the Massachusetts State House. We developed the […]

Phragmites Burn

Cutting phrgamites does very little to dissuade the regrowth of this invasive plant.

Neponset River 2018 Spring Cleanup Results

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, staff, board members and sponsors who helped to make our annual spring cleanup such a big success. The Neponset River and surrounding areas are cleaner today because of you! Somehow we managed to catch one of the few nice days of the spring – a clear, mild day […]

CWMN Updates April 2018

April 2018 — Here at NepRWA, spring ushers in the beginning of our Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN). The sampling season will officially start on May 10th, marking the 23rd consecutive year of this very successful citizen based water quality monitoring program. Volunteer training sessions will be held in our office–2173 Washington St., Canton— from […]