Happenings

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, […]

Sat. Feb 23: Nuts About Ducks, Quincy – 2pm

The Quincy Park Department’s Environmental Treasure Program presents “Nuts About Ducks!” with Les Tyrala and Sally Owen Sat., February 23, 2 P.M. (Rain date: Sunday, February 24, 2 p.m.) You don’t have to go to Alaska or northern Canada to see some incredibly beautiful, exotic-looking sea ducks.  They are visiting us during the winter along our […]

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 […]

Thurs., March 28: Lobby for the Rivers Day!

Thursday, March 28th at 1pmMA State House, Room 428 This event, which is organized by the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, is an opportunity to educate our state legislators about top water issues in the state, push for important legislation and water-related budget priorities, and most importantly, show that there is a strong constituency that cares about […]

Fri. March 29: Water – New England’s Next Big Challenge

The Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts invites you to register for its third biennial conference on critical water issues in our region and beyond. The 2019 conference, Water – New England’s Next Big Challenge, will be held on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Needles Lodge, 1 Camp Kiwanee Road […]

Register today! Neponset River Spring Cleanup – Sat. April 27, 9am-noon

Calling all volunteers! Save the date! Sat., April 27, from 9am-noon   Join NepRWA staff and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for Park Serve Day, a statewide volunteer service day to get our parks and open spaces ready for the summer recreation season. Please note – the exact cleanup sites are still to […]

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, […]

Thanks to You, 2019 is Starting off Strong!

In the waning hours of of December 31 we beat our challenge grant goal of  $15,000 in new or increased donations. In fact, we overshot a bit, raising just over $18,000 in qualifying gifts and pledges. That means we’ll have a total of $33,000 to expand education and technical assistance programs aimed at ending polluted […]

Reflections on 2018

As we reflect back on 2018, we want to THANK YOU for helping to restore the Neponset River, in communities from Foxborough to Quincy, and everywhere in between. Your generosity supported: Two major river cleanups that removed multiple tons of trash More than a thousand people discovering the river in July at the 2018 Neponset RiverFest with boating, […]

Mark Your Calendar for our 2019 Events

Neponset River Spring Cleanup/DCR Park Serve Day – Sat., April 27 This cleanup is part of DCR’s Park Serve Day, and is scheduled for Sat., April 27.  We typically work along the Quincy RiverWalk, the Dorchester marshes and riverside parks, and various riverside areas in Milton and Mattapan.  We’ll post more information as we get […]