NepRWA Blog

Parting Words from our Summer Interns

While COVID-19 changed many things this summer, NepRWA was still able to host two wonderful college summer interns, Dayna Ullathorne and Claire Babbott-Bryan. Here, in their words, is how they spent their summer with NepRWA… by Dayna Ullathorne Why does the ecological health of our watershed matter? Watersheds are biodiverse habitats that support a wide […]

NepRWA Member River Paddle

On August 15, NepRWA staff members, Andres and Declan, guided a small group of NepRWA members through the beautiful Rice Islands in Mattapan. We unloaded our canoes at the Central Ave canoe launch and then parked our cars on Central Ave and Maple Street in Milton, which is roughly a five-minute walk back to the […]

Municipal Outdoor Water Restrictions | Neponset River Watershed

Outdoor water restrictions are put in place to ensure an adequate supply for drinking water and fire fighting — in addition to having enough water for agriculture and wildlife. Please do your part to reduce water use. Visit your town website for the most up-to-date outdoor water restrictions. Town of Canton Water & Sewer Division […]

What is a Fish Kill?

While unsettling, it's not unusual to see dead fish floating along a lake or pond shoreline as the waters warm up.

Fish Kills

From Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife– The sight of dead and dying fish along the shores of a favorite lake or pond can be distressing and trigger concerns about pollution. Fish do act as the “canary in the coalmine,” so it’s natural to think a fish kill is an indicator of a problem with […]

Call to Action – Contact your legislators today!

NepRWA recently partnered with members of the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts to plan a legislative breakfast at the State House, but unfortunately had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change represents a significant public health threat and adequate funding for environmental programs is essential to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather, […]

Water Conservation Presentation

April 2020 — We’ve made our 5th-grade water education materials available to teachers, students, and parents during the COVID-19 school shutdown. To see more materials, including a slide show about polluted stormwater runoff, videos, and handouts, click here. Please email Outreach Director, Nancy Fyler if you need additional materials or if you have any questions. […]

The Plastic Problem: How litter gets from us to the water

Photo: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/plastic-trash-rides-ocean-currents-arctic The Journey of Pollution Pollution is a major issue affecting the health of our waterbodies. More than 8 million tons of plastics and other trash finds its way to the ocean each year. According to research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, if the rate of pollution does not decrease, there will be more […]

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 […]

Watershed Wednesday

You are invited to join us for a new monthly ZOOM lunchtime series called “Watershed Wednesday”.   Each month, we will offer a 30-minute session that features a topic relevant to the Neponset River Watershed. Discover the interesting and complex issues associated with climate change, habitat restoration, water quality, community partnerships, environmental advocacy, wildlife sightings, […]