Leaves and grass clippings that are dumped, raked, or left near water bodies are bad for the environment.
December 2022 Despite lingering Covid restrictions, 2022 turned out to be an amazing year for the Neponset River thanks to our volunteers, donors, staff, board, and partners. Scroll down for a few highlights. Climate Adaptation Assembled a coalition of 12 communities from Quincy and Boston all the way to Foxborough to explore opportunities to implement […]
NepRWA's water quality reports are used to assess the Neponset River's health and locate pollution sources.
June 2020 -- Milton Town Meeting members overwhelmingly approve an update to the town's Stormwater Management Bylaw.
Working cooperatively with our watershed communities is one of the most effective ways to reduce stormwater pollution.
We help our communities with their stormwater cleanup efforts through regional cooperation and resource sharing, under the umbrella of the Neponset Stormwater Partnership (NSP). The goal is more effective cleanup at a lower cost, through economies of scale. The partnership communities cooperate on creating key permit documents printing regional public outreach materials creating model stormwater […]
What is an algal bloom? Algae blooms occur more frequently in the Spring and early Fall, and can multiply rapidly during warm weather. These blooms consist of cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae), which can cause significant health impacts depending on their concentration in the water and exposure factors. Exposure to blue-green algae can cause skin and […]
State and Federal Officials Award $1 Million Settlement Funding to Ecological Restoration Projects in Upper Neponset River Watershed
It's a year round problem. Dog waste that's left on the ground can lead to serious water pollution issues.
Rainy weather contributed to high E. coli concentrations this summer.
When is a street tree more than a tree? When it's planted in a special box designed to clean up stormwater pollution.
Thanks to a small group of art students, many storm drains near Sharon High School have been painted with colorful murals to help educate the public about stormwater pollution. Why the focus on storm drains? What flows down storm drains affects the health of drinking water, wildlife and recreation. When rain hits hard surfaces, […]
To everyone waiting anxiously for the results of the 2017 CWMN season - the wait is (sort of) over!
We are reducing polluted stormwater runoff throughout the local communities across the Neponset Watershed with assistance from grants, partnerships, and volunteers. When rain falls on hard surfaces it washes a number of pollutants into storm drains including: bacteria and parasites from pet waste chemicals from fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides Phosphorous from leaves and grass clippings snow/ice […]
Actions by the Trump and Baker Administrations further delay long overdue investments to reduce stormwater pollution.
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.
Our staff has been extremely busy this spring with exciting stormwater projects in nine different communities.
The final stormwater structure is currently under construction on Avery Street.
We're helping our communities do a better job on their stormwater cleanup efforts through regional cooperation.
With your help, we are continuing to make progress towards cleaning up our local waterways.