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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The public is invited to join the staff of the Neponset River Watershed Association on February 7th at the Canton Public Library from 6:45 to 8:00 pm for an Annual Presentation of local water quality results.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
State and Federal Officials Award $1 Million Settlement Funding to Ecological Restoration Projects in Upper Neponset River Watershed
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 […]
You don't have to travel very far to find terrific outdoor adventures.
Flooding and droughts are getting more intense. For this reason, we should be planning our landscapes for weather extremes.
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 […]
It's a year round problem. Dog waste that's left on the ground can lead to serious water pollution issues.
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 […]
Does a pup at Milton Landing indicate that there are fish nearby?
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, […]
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 […]
As one stormwater project wraps up another is just beginning.
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, […]
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 […]