Happenings

A Noisy Spring Chorus…

Spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) and wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) are heard, not seen, during a walk in early April at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, MA. The next time you take a walk through the woods in early spring, listen for their noisy chorus… Below are wood frog eggs, seen in early […]

River Cleanup: 101

Leave the wood in the water! This is a friendly reminder to all cleanup volunteers to please only remove trash from streams and rivers. Woody debris and other natural materials in the stream are extremely beneficial for the health of the stream. While it’s human nature to want to tidy up a messy looking stream, […]

Fix Leaks to Conserve Water

Why do leaks matter? Many towns in the Neponset Watershed get some or all of their drinking water from groundwater aquifers. Leaking faucets and toilets waste thousands of gallons of water a year and could be easily fixed to help save local water resources. Below are easy-to-follow videos to help you start saving. Toilets The […]

Volunteer! Neponset River Spring Cleanup

Calling all volunteers! Save the date! Sat., April 27, from 9am-noon Become a volunteer and join NepRWA staff and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for Park Serve Day, a statewide service day that helps get our parks and open spaces ready for the summer season. Please select the cleanup site(s) where you would […]

Nominate your local area to be a site for the 2019 Spring Cleanup!

Calling all citizens of the watershed! Do you know of somewhere that looks like this…? Do you want it to look like this? Well then we have a solution for you! We are looking for areas in the Neponset Watershed to be considered as sites for this year’s Spring Cleanup. If there is a place […]

Neponset Stormwater Partnership Update

NepRWA’s regional program, the Neponset Stormwater Partnership (NSP), has kicked off the new year on a high note with many towns within the watershed signing on to participate in the 2019 NSP program year. This year marks the fourth year of community commitment to the NSP and is the first year of multiple reporting deadlines […]

A Troubling Trail

Guest blog by Ruth Gopen, Sharon resident Feb. 2019– I’m a fairly new dog owner, though I actually never expected to be one. A handsome little pup with soulful brown eyes came into our lives last June, rescued from down south, and it was love at first sight. He’s full of energy and loves people, […]

Photos: lingering ice

Winter won’t vanish overnight Monday, February 4 was 58 sunny degrees atop Blue Hill from 2 to 3 PM after about ten days of subfreezing weather. After lunch the warmth drew me out of the house. I thought I would photo some ice. Here’s some blue afternoon puddles and cattails on the Blue Hills Reservoir […]

Plan a Water Smart Garden

Flooding and droughts are getting more intense. For this reason, we should be planning our landscapes for weather extremes.

Save the date! Neponset RiverFest – Sat. July 20

Save the Date! Sat. July 20, 2019 DCR Neponset Park, Dorchester (at the corner of Granite Ave. and Hilltop St.) Join us as we celebrate the Neponset River and the beautiful parks and pedestrian paths along the shore, along with the natural salt marshes and wetlands that support more than 200 species of birds, fish […]

Where is the snow?

It’s mid-January and we’re all wondering where the snow is. For some of us, no snow makes for the perfect winter, but for others, it’s not quite winter until we have a major snowstorm blanketing everything in white. For now, old photos will have to do. Behind the Neponset River Watershed Association office in Canton, […]