Geology Tour of The Trustees Signal Hill Reservation, Canton Sat, July 8th, 2-3 PM Join long time NepRWA board member, and The Trustees volunteer, Les Tyrala, registered geologist, for a co-sponsored tour with the Neponset River Watershed Association at the Trustees Signal Hill Reservation in Canton. During this 1+ hour program, we will be exploring […]
Celebrate Summer at the Neponset RiverFest! The general public is invited to the first Annual Neponset RiverFest, on Sat., July 22 from 10am-2pm, at the DCR Neponset II Park, Dorchester alongside the Neponset River. New parks and bike paths line the shores of the River, along with beautiful natural salt marshes and wetlands that support […]
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 […]
I'm leaving with a whole bunch of memories and with so much respect for what this small non-profit can do!
Our staff has been extremely busy this spring with exciting stormwater projects in nine different communities.
NepRWA board member, Les Tyrala, led a group of bird watchers through Fowl Meadow (along Burma Road from Paul’s Bridge to the south edge of marsh), which is within the western portion of the DCR Blue Hills reservation last Saturday morning, May 20th. They observed and / or heard 37 species. The complete list of […]
In the works since 1986, a new 15-acre park overlooking the river in the Port Norfolk neighborhood of Dorchester becomes official.
With little fanfare, the construction fences came down this past weekend, and the long awaited connection between Central Avenue and Mattapan Square was complete!
The Norwood DPW acted quickly to replace the broken water pipe and stop a costly leak.
Join us for a special 50th anniversary annual meeting as we explore the untold story of NepRWA and the people who have worked to make the river into the resource it is today.
The Neponset River Watershed Association has openings for two staff positions.
Wow, what a day! Over 150 volunteers joined us for the Neponset Cleanup/DCR Park Serve Day on Saturday, and what a difference they made!
Tracking an invasive species with Google Maps
Spring is a great time to begin new projects. At NepRWA, we have a number of opportunities and suggestions to get you started.
“Team Neponset” managed to meet with seven of our legislators and/or their staff members, giving us bragging rights for most visits by a team in one day (by far).
With the arrival of spring, NepRWA staff begin looking forward to a busy and exciting season, as many of our projects begin to ramp back up.
Wherever possible, choose plants that are drought tolerant and native to our area, to reduce water use by up to 50%.
Initial moves by the Trump Administration threaten the health of waterways both across the nation and here in the Neponset Valley.
By Chris Hirsch, Environmental Scientist Anniversaries are the perfect time to reflect on one’s past. This year is NepRWA’s 50th anniversary so we’ve been dusting off the old newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, and event flyers to reflect upon how far we’ve come as an organization, a community, and as a river. Like a river, this […]
You don't have to be a formally educated scientist to be a citizen scientist - all you need is the willingness to participate!