You are invited to join the Neponset River Watershed Association and the Watershed Action Alliance at a legislative breakfast with our elected leaders.
Thurs., Feb. 6 at 7 pm Canton Public Library Community Room (lower level) Learn how clean the water really is! Join NepRWA staff at their presentation of the Neponset River water quality results from the 2019 sampling season. Following the report will be a presentation on per- and polyfluoroalkyl PFAS, PFOS, and PFOA by MA […]
Recently completed rain gardens at the Luce Elementary School and Devoll Field will protect nearby Pequid and Beaver Meadow Brooks from harmful stormwater pollution.
Overall, it's a mixed outlook for the Neponset River, with outstanding dissolved oxygen, mediocre total phosphorus, and worsening E. coli levels.
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 […]
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 […]
With your help, we met our public access challenge grant goal in the closing hours of 2019!
Photography Exhibit Celebrating Neponset River Opens Nov. 30th at Forbes House Museum
The Neponset River makes a comeback with better E. coli, Phosphorus, and Dissolved Oxygen levels in September.
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 […]
This important partnership creates new opportunities for young people in Boston and helps to develop future stewards of the watershed.
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 […]
NepRWA now has $20,000 to help lead the Traphole Brook Restoration Project, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust!
Developing a network of greenways and blueways is one of the best ways to prepare our watershed to withstand the impacts of climate change.
Our August water quality results show the harmful effect that polluted stormwater runoff has on the river.
Reason and the River: From the Industrial Revolution to Dorchester Bay: Connecting the Dots on the Neponset River Trail
From the Industrial Revolution to Dorchester Bay: Connecting the Dots on the Neponset River Trail Blog #4 By Will Reason While my first two blogs explored relatively untrampled areas of the Neponset River Watershed, this one highlights one of its most popular: the Neponset River Trail. This bike path, popular among not just cyclists but […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]