Happenings

COVID-19 Statement

NepRWA is moving forward with the work of protecting our water, wildlife and land, and like you, we are adapting.

New Development Proposed in Environmentally Sensitive Parcel in Quincy

The Montclair/Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy made their feelings clear when they learned about a proposed development project last week. Boston Property Ventures led a community meeting organized by City Councillor Ian Cain to get feedback on their preliminary proposal to build a 65 unit building and 10 townhouses at 0 Harriet Avenue. The problem? One […]

Neponset River Cleanup, Sat. April 25 (COVID-19 Update)

Coronavirus impact: as of March 20, 2020, the Neponset River Cleanup is likely to be canceled, but we are still waiting for official notice from MassDCR.  Stay tuned for updates.   We’re planning to remove trash from water and land to help beautify the area and restore fish and wildlife habitats throughout the Neponset Watershed. […]

New Rain Gardens Protect Canton’s Brooks

Recently completed rain gardens at the Luce Elementary School and Devoll Field will protect nearby Pequid and Beaver Meadow Brooks from harmful stormwater pollution.

View Our Highlights from 2019

January 2, 2020 As we look forward to an exciting year ahead, it’s also worth taking a moment to reflect on the achievements of 2019, made possible by the generous support of members and volunteers like you! Education & Outreach Presented water conservation and stormwater programs to over 2,500 fifth graders and high school students […]

September 2019 CWMN Report

The Neponset River makes a comeback with better E. coli, Phosphorus, and Dissolved Oxygen levels in September.

Rattlesnake Hill in Sharon has been spared from development!

Guest blog by NepRWA Board Member and Sharon Resident, Paul Lauenstein On November 5, 2019,  Sharon Town Meeting voted to use Community Preservation Act funds and a grant from the state to purchase and preserve most of this 337-acre parcel of natural open space, which has been classified as Priority Habitat by the Massachusetts Natural […]

eDNA Brook Trout Project

NepRWA staff are partnering with Greater Boston Trout Unlimited to use Environmental DNA (eDNA) to track the health of the Neponset River’s cold water tributaries and the wild brook trout that call them home. What is eDNA? eDNA is a cutting edge technology that uses water samples to identify the wildlife species that live in a […]

Thanks to Mass Environmental Trust

NepRWA now has $20,000 to help lead the Traphole Brook Restoration Project, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust!

Connections Improve the Watershed

Developing a network of greenways and blueways is one of the best ways to prepare our watershed to withstand the impacts of climate change.

August CWMN Update

Our August water quality results show the harmful effect that polluted stormwater runoff has on the river.