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Culvert Project Benefits Fish

White Suckers like the one in this video can have a hard time maneuvering through culverts. Neponset River Watershed Association Environmental Fellow, Andres Ripley, explains what NepRWA is doing to help.

Our Spring River Cleanup Was a HUGE Success

The weather leading up to the Neponset River Spring Cleanup was ominous but the rain held off for a few hours and the event turned out to be a huge success! Although it was very windy, more than 280 volunteers showed up with plenty of enthusiasm to work. In just three short hours, they collected […]

Happy Earth Day

Dear Friend of the Neponset, Happy Earth Day! We thank you for making every day Earth Day, here in the Neponset Watershed. The Neponset River Watershed Association, with your support, helps to make the river, streams, and surrounding lands cleaner and more supportive of wildlife and people. Earth Day, the Holiday On Earth Day, people […]

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, […]

Sat. July 20 – Neponset RiverFest

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 […]

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 […]

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., Aug. 10 – Neponset Greenway Geology Walk, Milton – 10am-noon

Neponset Greenway Geology Walk Sat., August 10 from 10am-2pm Along Greenway Trail in Milton/Dorchester Les Tyrala, registered geologist and NepRWA board member, will lead a geology walk along the Neponset River tidal estuary. Examine puddingstone and glacial features along quiet side streets and a public greenway. We’ll pass through the former Baker Chocolate Factory Complex and discuss its […]

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.