Updated August 10, 2022– The Neponset River Watershed is in the MA Level 3-Critical Drought Area. All Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use* is Banned. *Essential uses are defined by MassDEP as uses required: a) for health or safety reasons; b) by regulation; c) for the production of food and fiber; d) for the maintenance of […]
Brook Trout found at newly restored Traphole Brook in Norwood
The month of June was significantly drier than average, worsening the already significant drought in the region.
Despite our best efforts, we were unable to secure the passage of a new drought management bill.
The Canton Ave. Dam in Milton has finally been removed!
We can't say it often enough -- our volunteers are just awesome!
Mattapan bank and head of Marsh Islands, Neponset River On July 15, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the 2021 Water Quality Report Card for the Neponset River and the bacteria “grades”, which can be seen on the map below. The report card shows the result of water samples taken from various locations […]
The Neponset River Watershed is filled with many locations where you can find park space, trails, and easy access to the river or a tributary. Unfortunately, this is not the case in the Lower Neponset River. Many decades of industry in the riverside communities of Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, and Dorchester have made it difficult […]
Water quality looked promising with low E. Coli levels, high dissolved oxygen, and low phosphorus levels.
Join NepRWA staff and volunteers as we clean up the waterfronts and parklands along the Neponset River!
Updated June 15, 2022 — Significant Drought Declared for Southeast and Northeast Regions in MA “With Massachusetts continuing to experience dry conditions in much of the state over the course of the last several months, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card today declared a Level 2-Significant Drought in both the Northeast and Southeast […]
NepRWA's 2022 Annual Meeting is now in the history books.
It was a perfect day for enjoying the Neponset River, Greenway Trail, and DCR parks!
We urge you to contact your legislators and ask them to pass the bill to protect water supplies across drought regions.
June 2022 — NepRWA staff has been working with a diverse staff from the Town of Foxborough and Fuss & O’Neill to get the word out about both the project and provide general education about climate-driven stormwater flooding and drought. For more information and to provide feedback, visit the project website. Events have included: an […]
Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who participated in the Neponset River Watershed cleanup.
Sunday, June 12 from 9 am-1 pm DCR Neponset II Park, Dorchester At the Corner of Granite Avenue & Hill Top Street, Dorchester Join us along the Neponset River and the Greenway Trail as we celebrate our diverse communities — and the beautiful natural habitats and wildlife along the River. This is a FREE, family-friendly, […]
Join us for some (or all) of our fun events! NepRWA’s 2022 upcoming events are listed below. In some cases, the date, time, and locations still need to be confirmed. If you require more information about an event, please email the NepRWA staff member listed below the description. For any additional event questions, please email […]
Join us for some (or all) of our fun events in 2022!