Happenings

Level 3-Critical Drought in Neponset River Watershed

Updated August 10, 2022– The Neponset River Watershed is in the MA Level 3-Critical Drought Area. All Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use* is Banned.   *Essential uses are defined by MassDEP as uses required: a) for health or safety reasons; b) by regulation; c) for the production of food and fiber; d) for the maintenance of […]

Neponset River Report Card: 2021

Mattapan bank and head of Marsh Islands, Neponset River On July 15, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the 2021 Water Quality Report Card for the Neponset River and the bacteria “grades”, which can be seen on the map below. The report card shows the result of water samples taken from various locations […]

Greenways Program

The Neponset River Watershed is filled with many locations where you can find park space, trails, and easy access to the river or a tributary. Unfortunately, this is not the case in the Lower Neponset River. Many decades of industry in the riverside communities of Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, and Dorchester have made it difficult […]

Municipal Outdoor Water Restrictions | Neponset River Watershed

Updated June 15, 2022 — Significant Drought Declared for Southeast and Northeast Regions in MA “With Massachusetts continuing to experience dry conditions in much of the state over the course of the last several months, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card today declared a Level 2-Significant Drought in both the Northeast and Southeast […]

Drought Action Needed Now

We urge you to contact your legislators and ask them to pass the bill to protect water supplies across drought regions.

Foxborough Green Infrastructure Project: 2022

June 2022 — NepRWA staff has been working with a diverse staff from the Town of Foxborough and Fuss & O’Neill to get the word out about both the project and provide general education about climate-driven stormwater flooding and drought. For more information and to provide feedback, visit the project website. Events have included: an […]

Save the Date! Sun. June 12 – Neponset Day

Sunday, June 12 from 9 am-1 pm DCR Neponset II Park, Dorchester At the Corner of Granite Avenue & Hill Top Street, Dorchester Join us along the Neponset River and the Greenway Trail as we celebrate our diverse communities — and the beautiful natural habitats and wildlife along the River. This is a FREE, family-friendly, […]

NepRWA Events — 2022

Join us for some (or all) of our fun events! NepRWA’s 2022 upcoming events are listed below. In some cases, the date, time, and locations still need to be confirmed. If you require more information about an event, please email the NepRWA staff member listed below the description. For any additional event questions, please email […]