Join us on June 7th for our 50th Annual Meeting!

“Celebrating 50 Years of People, Partners, and Progress”


Wed., June 7 at 6:30PM
Four Points by Sheraton Norwood
1125 Boston-Providence Highway (Rt 1)

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Fifty years ago, local activists came together to protect their wetlands and waterways—thus the Neponset River Watershed Association was born.

Join us for this special 50th anniversary annual meeting as we explore the untold story of NepRWA and the people who have worked to make the river into the resource it is today.

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner; historical anecdotes and reflections by Executive Director, Ian Cooke; special recognition of volunteers, past employees, and friends of the river; and a kayak raffle drawing.

Guests will also get a free copy of our brand new Neponset River Paddle Guide!

Hors d’oeuvres & cash bar

Welcome/Business Meeting

Buffet Dinner
Featured Speaker, Ian Cooke
Special Recognitions
Kayak Raffle Drawing (scroll below to purchase raffle tickets)

Please RSVP by June 1

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Featured Speaker,
Ian Cooke

The history of the Neponset Watershed includes 10,000 years of human habitation and over 375 years of industrialization.

After centuries of pollution from paper mills and sewer discharges, wetland loss, and general neglect and disdain,
the Neponset River finally gained an ally in 1967, when a group of local conservationists incorporated the organization that would become the Neponset River Watershed Association.

Since then, the river has been cleaned up, better protected, and opened up as a resource that is now enjoyed by thousands of families every day.

At this special 50th anniversary annual meeting, Ian Cooke, the Association’s long time Executive Director, will tell the story of how the river has changed during those five decades and some of the many memorable people who played a role in the life and leadership of the Watershed Association.

Ian has been with the Neponset River Watershed Association since 1992, and is the chief cheerleader for the Neponset River. In his capacity as Executive Director, he does everything from meeting with state and local officials, to chainsawing old docks at our annual river cleanups.

2017 NepRWA Kayak Raffle

Support your watershed association and take a chance to win a brand new kayak with paddle, valued at $799!

The kayak is a 12 foot Evoke Navato 120 in yellow, which features carrying handles, paddle holder, adjustable foot braces, and 2 storage hatches.

Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.

The kayak drawing will be held at the end of the Annual Meeting. Attendance at Annual Meeting not necessary for raffle participation.

Donated by Charles River Canoe and Kayak

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Annual Meeting and Kayak Raffle Form

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Meeting Tickets: Regular $50 ea.


Meeting Tickets: Student / Active Volunteer, $40 ea.


Kayak Raffle Tickets: $10 ea. or 3 for $25


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Members like you make the Watershed Association's work possible and we are grateful for your support!

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-- The Neponset Team

Thank you to our event sponsors!  Bank of Canton, Charles River Canoe & Kayak, Cedar Grove Gardens, Poirier Sales & Service, PrintMaster of Norwood, and Rojo Carwash.