Happenings

Save the Date! – Neponset River Fall Cleanup – Sat., Sept. 26

Join NepRWA staff and volunteers as we clean up waterfront and parkland areas around the Neponset River. We will follow all of the latest COVID guidelines and gather in small socially distant groups to clean up areas along the Neponset River, streams, and ponds. Sat. Sept. 26 9 am-noon Locations still to be determined For […]

What is a Fish Kill?

While unsettling, it's not unusual to see dead fish floating along a lake or pond shoreline as the waters warm up.

Fish Kills

From Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife– The sight of dead and dying fish along the shores of a favorite lake or pond can be distressing and trigger concerns about pollution. Fish do act as the “canary in the coalmine,” so it’s natural to think a fish kill is an indicator of a problem with […]

Call to Action – Contact your legislators today!

NepRWA recently partnered with members of the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts to plan a legislative breakfast at the State House, but unfortunately had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change represents a significant public health threat and adequate funding for environmental programs is essential to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather, […]

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. […]

Can the fish cross the road?

It may sound silly, but this question is actually key to understanding the health and future of the Neponset River watershed.

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 […]

COVID-19 Statement

NepRWA is moving forward with the work of protecting our water, wildlife and land, and like you, we are adapting.

New Development Proposed in Environmentally Sensitive Parcel in Quincy

The Montclair/Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy made their feelings clear when they learned about a proposed development project last week. Boston Property Ventures led a community meeting organized by City Councillor Ian Cain to get feedback on their preliminary proposal to build a 65 unit building and 10 townhouses at 0 Harriet Avenue. The problem? One […]