Working in Your Neighborhood
Our members, volunteers and staff are working in your neighborhood, every day, to stop water pollution, educate area residents, monitor river health, conserve water, open the watershed to recreation, and restore fish and wildlife habitats.
A Unique Natural Resource
The Neponset River Watershed is:
- A 120-square mile area that drains into the Neponset River
- A home to 330,000+ people
- A drinking water source to 120,000 people
- A destination for hikers, cyclists, fishermen, and paddlers. It offers invaluable habitat for our native fish and wildlife.
The Watershed includes parts of 14 cities and towns:
Boston (Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Dorchester), Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood
The Neponset has come a long way from its days as a severely polluted industrial river. Today, most streams in the Neponset River system meet swimmable standards during dry weather, and much of the river has been opened up for canoeing, bike paths and waterfront parks.
Explore and Learn More
Explore our website to learn more about the Neponset Watershed, what we are doing to address its remaining challenges, and how you can help.