Happenings

Sat. July 8th – Geology Tour of The Trustees Signal Hill Reservation, Canton – 2-3pm

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 […]

Sat. July 22 – RiverFest at DCR Neponset II Park, Dorchester

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 […]

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 […]

A Fond Farewell

I'm leaving with a whole bunch of memories and with so much respect for what this small non-profit can do!

Birds Seen & Heard in Fowl Meadow, May 2017

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 […]

Soft Open for Neponset Greenway

With little fanfare, the construction fences came down this past weekend, and the long awaited connection between Central Avenue and Mattapan Square was complete!

Success on #Lobby4Rivers Day

“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).

Create a Water Smart Garden

Wherever possible, choose plants that are drought tolerant and native to our area, to reduce water use by up to 50%.

Lawrence Newcomb: Botanist, Conservationist, and a Founder of NepRWA

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 […]