The Neponset River Watershed is made up of a striking array of landscapes, habitats and species. Its history includes 10,000 years of human habitation and over 375 years of industrialization.
Roughly 300,000 people live in the watershed. Cities and towns include:
- Boston (Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan)
- the 30 mile long Neponset River
- Fowl Meadow
- Blue Hills
- Baker Dam
- Tileston and Hollingsworth Dam
- the Neponset Estuary
- Neponset RiverWalk and Greenway
- Squantum Point Park
Watershed map from the Rockingham County, NC website.
A watershed is the area of land that drains into a body of water, like a river, pond, harbor or lake.