Stormwater Pollution in Milton and How You Can Help January 31 at 7pm Milton Public Library – Keyes Room Presenters: Hillary Waite, Environmental Coordinator, Town of Milton; Chris Trudel, Civil Engineer, Town of Milton Just like most towns in Massachusetts, Milton faces a problem with stormwater pollution. This occurs when runoff from parking lots, roads, […]
Saturday, February 3 from 1 pm – 2 pm (Rain/Snow date: Sunday, February 4 2 pm-3 pm) Rafts of seabirds, including eider and brant are a common sight during the winter months in Quincy. Join us at Squantum Point Park as we take a closer look at the ducks and seabirds that weather New England […]
Jan. 2018– Happy New Year to all of our members and volunteers. While last week’s snowstorm may have had you huddling under the covers, we’re planning our annual Spring Cleanup, and we could use your help! Volunteers from the 2015 Spring Cleanup NepRWA will be teaming up with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) […]
Beautiful parks and bike paths line the shores of the Neponset River, along with natural salt marshes and wetlands that support more than 200 species of birds, fish and other wildlife, all right in the City.
Mon., Nov. 20, 7pm – Presentation: 50 Years of the Neponset River Watershed Association, Thomas Crane Library, Quincy
Monday, November 20 at 7 p.m. The history of the Neponset River includes 10,000 years of human habitat and over 375 years of industrialization. The River has the distinction of hosting many “firsts” in the United States, for example: First chocolate company (1764) – Baker Chocolate Company in Milton First paper mill (1730)- Tileston and […]
Play Peek-A-Boo at the Franklin Park Zoo. Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals! Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 11:00am -3:00pm. (Tho’ not technically in the watershed, we like to support our friends at the FPZ!) Go to the Halloween Prowl at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon. Fri., Sat. & […]
Its looking like it’s going to be a great weekend to be outdoors! Here are our weekend picks for the Neponset Watershed: Visit Borderland State Park in Sharon to explore over 20 miles of trails ranging from moderate to difficult. After your hike at Borderland, get pumpkin ice cream at Crescent Ridge in Sharon and […]
Neponset River Spring Cleanup/DCR Park Serve Day – Sat., April 28 This cleanup is part of DCR’s Park Serve Day, and is scheduled for Sat., April 28. 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 […]
From the Friends of the Blue Hills: Blue Hills Trail Maintenance Saturday, October 14, from 9am-12:30 p.m. Park at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to help clear the trails! We will show you how to dig the dirt and move rocks to keep the […]
Over 150 people showed up on Sept. 23 to help with the Annual Neponset River Cleanup, including many community volunteers from Hyde Park and all across the watershed. It was a team effort We owe a lot of thanks to our cleanup volunteers, beginning with our Hyde Park planning committee and our incredible group of […]
Canoeing or kayaking There are lots of options for boating along the Neponset River, and in local ponds and lakes. Some of our favorite paddles include: Launching from Signal Hill in Canton and heading upstream or downstream Paul’s Bridge in Milton – heading upstream Neponset Estuary (best at mid to high tide), launching from Milton […]
It was a sunny and warm Saturday, and the mood at DCR Neponset Park in Dorchester was upbeat as exhibitors arrived to prepare for the first ever Neponset RiverFest. Click here to see photos of the RiverFest. By 10am, the park began filling up, and people started lining up to try kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, […]
Calling all volunteers...
At the Milton Public Library 6:30 PM on Monday, September 21, 2015.