An Unbelievable Cleanup!

Despite COVID restrictions, over 300 volunteers gathered this past Saturday to clean up at 12 different sites near and along the Neponset River. After just TWO hours, they pulled out 10 tons of trash, filling multiple dumpsters and trucks. Here’s a list of just SOME of the items that were removed: 88 car tires 9 […]

New On-line Program!

You are invited to join us for a new monthly lunchtime series about the Neponset Watershed, presented by NepRWA staff and some of our many partners.

Parting Words from our Summer Interns

While COVID-19 changed many things this summer, NepRWA was still able to host two wonderful college summer interns, Dayna Ullathorne and Claire Babbott-Bryan. Here, in their words, is how they spent their summer with NepRWA… by Dayna Ullathorne Why does the ecological health of our watershed matter? Watersheds are biodiverse habitats that support a wide […]

NepRWA Member River Paddle

On August 15, NepRWA staff members, Andres and Declan, guided a small group of NepRWA members through the beautiful Rice Islands in Mattapan. We unloaded our canoes at the Central Ave canoe launch and then parked our cars on Central Ave and Maple Street in Milton, which is roughly a five-minute walk back to the […]

Watery Weed Pull

Recently, a group of 25 volunteers joined NepRWA staff to remove water chestnut from Silk Mill Pond in Canton.

Seeking Volunteers! – Neponset River Fall Cleanup – Sat., Sept. 26

We have reached capacity for this event. If you have any questions, please email Declan Devine. No walk-ins allowed due to COVID restrictions. Join NepRWA staff and volunteers as we clean up the waterfronts and parklands along the Neponset River. Saturday, September 26 from 9 am-11 am   Cleanup site: Riverside Ave., Milton 2 Granite […]

Municipal Outdoor Water Restrictions | Neponset River Watershed

Outdoor water restrictions are put in place to ensure an adequate supply for drinking water and fire fighting — in addition to having enough water for agriculture and wildlife. Please do your part to reduce water use. Visit your town website for the most up-to-date outdoor water restrictions. Town of Canton Water & Sewer Division […]

What is a Fish Kill?

While unsettling, it's not unusual to see dead fish floating along a lake or pond shoreline as the waters warm up.

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 […]