NepRWA Blog

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, […]

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 […]

Thurs., March 28: Lobby for the Rivers Day!

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 […]

Register today! Neponset River Spring Cleanup – Sat. April 27, 9am-noon

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 […]

Save the date! Neponset RiverFest – Sat. July 20

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 […]

Mark Your Calendar for our 2019 Events

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 […]

A Different View of the Quincy Quarries

On Dec. 1, Les Tyrala, a registered geologist and NepRWA board member, led a small group on a tour of the Quincy Quarries. While Les’ geology talk was fascinating, one couldn’t ignore the brilliant graffiti throughout the site.    

Keep Those Storm Drains Clear!

As New Englanders, we tend to deal with crazy weather and therefore with a lot of different stuff on the ground, like ice, snow, branches, leaf litter and trash blowing around. Well, all of that stuff can clog up storm drains, which means that rain has nowhere to drain to, and that can lead to […]

What goes UP when the rain falls DOWN?

In case you were wondering, your umbrella isn’t the only thing to go UP when the rain falls DOWN. Flushes of pollutants are washed off surfaces during storms and make their unwelcomed journey into streams and rivers of the local watershed. These pollutants traveling with the stormwater are major contributors for increased water pollution. These […]