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.
A new campaign, entitled “Think Blue Massachusetts” aims to create basic awareness of stormwater issues.
Clocking in at a decade behind schedule, the New England office of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pledged to finally issue an updated stormwater permit for Massachusetts on July 1. The updated permit was due in 2008, but was delayed during many years of contentious public review of the draft language. The permit […]
We need YOU! You’re reading this note because you care about NepRWA’s mission and work. I’d like to suggest that you should take the next step and volunteer some time to help us in our advocacy work! We’re looking for some people throughout the watershed to help us more frequently engage in local activities. Are […]
When is a street tree more than a tree? When it's planted in a special box designed to clean up stormwater pollution.
Our first CWMN mission of the season was a great success! Thanks, as always, to all of the dedicated volunteers who sacrifice their mornings to help us take water samples all over the Neponset. The results have come back from the MWRA lab, and for the most part, they look good. Only 7 of the […]
Students around the Neponset Watershed are learning about real world water issues and doing their part to get the message across.
We were thrilled that so many friends of NepRWA were able to attend our recent 2018 Annual Meeting at Florian Hall in Dorchester! The evening began with a well attended walking tour of the nearby Neponset Estuary, led by staff members, Chris Hirsh and Tom Palmer. After the walk, about 100 attendees enjoyed a buffet […]
Hi! I’m Mike Seele, one of the new interns at the Neponset River Watershed Association. I’m currently a senior studying Environmental Analysis and Policy at Boston University. After learning about issues faced by large watersheds, I became interested in learning how anthropogenic activities can impact water quality. Specifically, I am interested in learning more about […]
The Federal Department of the Interior and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently released their draft restoration plan for the upper Neponset River.
Birds seen and heard on May 1 & 3 at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, MA. Photos by Paul Lauenstein.
Sometimes you just have to take the message directly to the people who need to hear it. That’s exactly what the Neponset River Watershed Association did on April 12th when it joined with other members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Watershed Action Alliance to host a legislative breakfast at the Massachusetts State House. We developed the […]
Dumping of pet waste bags down a neighborhood storm drain causes an expensive problem for Canton.
Cutting phrgamites does very little to dissuade the regrowth of this invasive plant.
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, staff, board members and sponsors who helped to make our annual spring cleanup such a big success. The Neponset River and surrounding areas are cleaner today because of you! Somehow we managed to catch one of the few nice days of the spring – a clear, mild day […]
April 2018 — Here at NepRWA, spring ushers in the beginning of our Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN). The sampling season will officially start on May 10th, marking the 23rd consecutive year of this very successful citizen based water quality monitoring program. Volunteer training sessions will be held in our office–2173 Washington St., Canton— from […]
If you lived here, would you be home by now?
Charitable gifts remain tax deductible following the 2017 revisions to the federal tax code, and several new incentives for charitable giving were added.
Preparing and sending out NepRWA’s newsletter and renewal is no small task, and volunteers have always been vital to getting our mailers out the door. In my experience, it is an opportunity to interact with members of our community and organization. Since I have been here, we have put our mailers together here at headquarters: […]
The parcel of land at issue is one of the few naturally vegetated and undeveloped stretches of riverfront in Norwood.