Happenings

NepRWA 2018 Annual Meeting

Save the date for our 2018 Annual Meeting Thursday,  June 7 at 6:30pm Florian Hall 55 Hallett St., Boston Join NepRWA board members, staff, volunteers, and friends at the historic Florian Hall in Dorchester for a fun night of food and drink. We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker is Anthony Sammarco—noted historian […]

CWMN Updates April 2018

April 2018 — Here at NepRWA, spring ushers in the beginning of our Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN). The sampling season will officially start on May 10th, marking the 23rd consecutive year of this very successful citizen based water quality monitoring program. Volunteer training sessions will be held in our office–2173 Washington St., Canton— from […]

A Big Thanks to Blue Hills Bank!

Preparing and sending out NepRWA’s newsletter and renewal is no small task, and volunteers have always been vital to getting our mailers out the door. In my experience, it is an opportunity to interact with members of our community and organization.  Since I have been here, we have put our mailers together here at headquarters: […]

April 28 Spring Cleanup: Update

Thanks to new community partnerships, this is shaping up to be the biggest spring cleanup yet - and we can't wait to get started!

Flood Maps Present Estuary Challenges

The extraordinary high tide in the Neponset Estuary a few weeks ago provided a clear message: it’s time for the Commonwealth and our communities to get serious about climate adaptation.

How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution?

By using the solutions we already find in nature.   According to the UN-Water website– World Water Day, which is on March 22 every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. The […]

Natural Wonders of the Watershed

Here are some ways to experience the procession of natural wonders that occurs every spring in our watershed. Be sure to get out there with your family and create indelible memories in the minds of your children and/or grandchildren. March Woodcock mating flight Starting in early March, visit a field or a meadow as darkness […]

Removing Pests in Milton

Chris & Annie are working hard to remove Phragmites, an invasive plant, in Milton. NepRWA staff and volunteers are working to remove Phragmites to help restore Pine Tree Brook in Milton.  The plan is to cut back the dead material from past year’s growth and burn the cut reeds (seen in the video) for site […]

Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Boston has experienced 11 inches of sea level rise over the past 90 years of record keeping. In the face of climate change, this trend is showing no sign of slowing down.