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Water Conservation Presentation

April 2020 — We’ve made our 5th-grade water education materials available to teachers, students, and parents during the COVID-19 school shutdown. To see more materials, including a slide show about polluted stormwater runoff, videos, and handouts, click here. Please email Outreach Director, Nancy Fyler if you need additional materials or if you have any questions. […]

Classroom Resources: Water Education

We’ve made our 5th-grade water education materials available to teachers, students and parents during the COVID-19 school shutdown. The materials include slide shows, videos, and handouts about polluted stormwater runoff and water conservation. Please email Outreach Director, Nancy Fyler if you need additional materials or if you have any questions. Self-Paced Slide Show Presentations These […]

The Plastic Problem: How litter gets from us to the water

Photo: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/plastic-trash-rides-ocean-currents-arctic The Journey of Pollution Pollution is a major issue affecting the health of our waterbodies. More than 8 million tons of plastics and other trash finds its way to the ocean each year. According to research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, if the rate of pollution does not decrease, there will be more […]

Paddler’s Guide

Explore the Neponset River, from Fowl Meadow to the Neponset Estuary!   We are pleased to offer the Neponset River Paddler’s Guide to help you explore Boston’s “Hidden River”, free of charge. The 8″x23″ fold-able paddler’s guide is divided into 4 sections: Fowl Meadow, Lower Neponset, Neponset Estuary, Major Lakes and Ponds. The guide shows […]

Neponset Stormwater Partnership

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 […]

View Our Highlights from 2019

January 2, 2020 As we look forward to an exciting year ahead, it’s also worth taking a moment to reflect on the achievements of 2019, made possible by the generous support of members and volunteers like you! Education & Outreach Presented water conservation and stormwater programs to over 2,500 fifth graders and high school students […]

Earth Day

Dear Friend of the Neponset, Happy Earth Day! We thank you for making every day Earth Day, here in the Neponset Watershed. The Neponset River Watershed Association, with your support, helps to make the river, streams, and surrounding lands cleaner and more supportive of wildlife and people. Earth Day, the Holiday On Earth Day, people […]

Homemade Organic Pesticides

Before using toxic pesticides that could be dangerous to a wide variety of bugs, butterflies, birds, waterways – and you – consider using homemade organic options, which are safer, cheaper, and have been around for hundreds of years. Below is a list that comes from the GlobalHealingCenter.com We cannot verify the effectiveness of any of […]

What is a Watershed?

 Video courtesy of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network in Colorado (CoCoRaHS) www.cocorahs.org. A watershed is the area of land that drains into a body of water, like a river, pond, harbor or lake. The Neponset River Watershed includes roughly 130 square miles of land southwest of Boston. All of this land […]

Watershed

Click here to watch a video about watersheds. The Neponset River Watershed includes roughly 130 square miles of land southwest of Boston. All of this land drains into the Neponset River, and ultimately into Boston Harbor. The Neponset River is 30 miles long. It starts in Foxborough, near Gillette Stadium, and ends in Dorchester/Quincy, near […]