With the arrival of 2017, the Neponset River Watershed Association marks a major milestone: fifty years since the founding of our organization.
This election season, residents of Boston, Norwood and Dedham can shape their community's future for the better by voting to adopt the Community Preservation Act.
As the drought of 2016 continues, the Neponset River Watershed marks new record low flows for July and August.
The Baker Administration is pushing for the Mass Department of Environmental Protection to issue water pollution discharge permits, rather than using the US Environmental Protection Agency, which typically issues them.
Thank you to everyone who contacted their state senators and reps, and supported the funding of our environmental agencies.
A fire at an abandoned industrial facility in Norwood results in a chemical discharge to Hawes Brook and the Neponset River that kills fish for miles downstream
On Thursday Feb 11, Milton Town Meeting decided to create a "Stormwater Utility," an innovative, fee-based approach to fund maintenance of stormwater infrastructure.
With significant proposed cuts to state environmental agency budgets, it's time to contact state representatives and tell them that the agencies who protect our water and our parks need adequate funding to do their jobs.
A new state law requires everyone—homeowners, lawn services, commercial property owners—to get a soil test before applying fertilizer that contains phosphorous to their lawn.
Update: On July 27, 2015, Boston 2024 withdrew its bid to host the Olympic Games.
Watershed Association members have been calling in an impressive collection of wildlife reports so far this year and one backed up her hard to believe claim with a grainy photo worthy of the best Sasquatch hunter.
A variety of important watershed issues have prominent places on town meeting agendas across the basin this spring. Here’s just a small sampling…
The river comes alive in the spring, and it's a great time to renew your commitment to keeping your local waterways clean and healthy.
The Milton Mews development proposal has been stopped for good.
DCR breaks ground on the Neponset Greenway Bike Trail's "missing link" between Mattapan Square and Central Avenue in Milton.
After years of waiting, the Farnham-Connolly State Park (AKA the Canton Airport) is finally open, offering access to a lovely six acre passive use park off Neponset Street in Canton, and 232 acres of beautiful freshwater marshes and wetland habitats along the Neponset River.
Blue-spotted salamanders documented on the site of the proposed Milton Mews Development Project
Twelve communities are coming together to leverage economies of scale in battling the Neponset’s largest remaining water pollution threat. Under the leadership of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and Neponset Watershed Association regional cooperative aims for better results at lower cost.
Can six towns and one watershed association upgrade 720 bathrooms and 360 laundry rooms in just four months in a bid to save 157 million gallons of water?
After some initial setbacks, our small dams program has regrouped and is now targeting three dams on Pine Tree Brook in Milton. We've also been working on a list of "micro" dams that can be remediated using volunteer crews.