New Rain Gardens Protect Canton’s Brooks

Recently completed rain gardens at the Luce Elementary School and Devoll Field will protect nearby Pequid and Beaver Meadow Brooks from harmful stormwater pollution.

Meet the Neponset – Wed., Jan. 29 at 7pm- Forbes House Museum, Milton

Photo by David J. Stokle Sponsored by the Forbes House Museum and Neponset River Watershed Association Meet the Neponset Wed., January 29 7pm-8:30pm Forbes House Museum 215 Adams St., Milton, MA The Neponset River is a beautiful resource that provides various recreational amenities, important fish and wildlife habitats, an interesting industrial history—and a source of […]

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 […]

September 2019 CWMN Report

The Neponset River makes a comeback with better E. coli, Phosphorus, and Dissolved Oxygen levels in September.

Rattlesnake Hill in Sharon has been spared from development!

Guest blog by NepRWA Board Member and Sharon Resident, Paul Lauenstein On November 5, 2019,  Sharon Town Meeting voted to use Community Preservation Act funds and a grant from the state to purchase and preserve most of this 337-acre parcel of natural open space, which has been classified as Priority Habitat by the Massachusetts Natural […]

What is eDNA?

NepRWA staff are partnering with Greater Boston Trout Unlimited to use Environmental DNA (eDNA) to track the health of the Neponset River’s cold water tributaries and the wild brook trout that call them home. What is eDNA? eDNA is a cutting edge technology that uses water samples to identify the wildlife species that live in a […]

Thanks to Mass Environmental Trust

NepRWA now has $20,000 to help lead the Traphole Brook Restoration Project, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust!

Connections Improve the Watershed

Developing a network of greenways and blueways is one of the best ways to prepare our watershed to withstand the impacts of climate change.

August CWMN Update

Our August water quality results show the harmful effect that polluted stormwater runoff has on the river.

Norwood Residents Protect Greenway

On Monday, October 7, 2019, Norwood Town Meeting members unanimously voted to approve a warrant article authorizing the spending of $338,000 in Community Preservation Act Funds to purchase a 6.8-acre lot behind 84 Morse St., often referred to as the “Saints Lot.” The town will preserve the parcel as open space for passive recreation, and […]

Canton GreenFest: Sat. Nov. 16, Canton High School

Canton GreenFest Sat., Nov. 16 1:30-5pm Canton High School This free public event will feature an Earth Expo, with 12+ tabling organizations or groups offering information about their mission, goals, and programs along with concrete ways participants can make a difference individually or together with others. Tables include interactive games, educational displays, materials, and more. […]

The Neponset Greenway Trail Gets National Recognition!

September 26, 2019 Today the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Neponset Greenway Trail earned much deserved national recognition from the American Planning Association as one of the country’s six “great public spaces” of 2019. The award recognizes the role that a restored river can play in bringing seemingly disparate communities together, and spurring […]

Fall 2019 River Cleanup: Recap

Last Saturday over 150 volunteers from all over the watershed and beyond gathered at 7 different locations along the Neponset River from Hyde Park to Mattapan to Milton to participate in the Neponset River Watershed Association’s 8th fall cleanup. People of all ages came together to clean up over 7 total miles of the river […]