NepRWA Blog

Call to Action-We’re Close but Not Quite There on ARPA Funding for the Environment

Please Thank Your Legislators for Prioritizing Climate Resilience Funding—and Urge Them to Do More! Our legislature has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to increase support for critical programs that will dictate the future of our environment, communities, and climate resilience – but they need to hear from you. The Massachusetts House of Representatives has released its proposal […]

NepRWA by-laws 2021

The new NepRWA by-laws were voted in at the 54th Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Summary of Proposed Changes New Statement of Purpose New Bylaws Old Statement of Purpose Old Bylaws A huge “thank you” to our Governance Committee and pro-bono attorney Michael Andresino for working on this project!

2021 Annual Meeting Agenda & By-laws

  Sunday, May 2 6:30 pm-8:30 pm NepRWA’s Zoom “Ballroom” Agenda 6:30 pm – Virtual Reception with Board & Staff 7:00 pm – Welcome, Year in Review, and Business Meeting 7:30 pm – Featured Guest Speaker, Lawrence O’Donnell 8:15 pm – Kayak Raffle NepRWA By-laws 2021: Vote on Revisions to Statement of Purpose and Bylaws […]

Recap: Lobby Day 2021

Thank you to all the volunteers and legislators who participated in Lobby for Rivers Day on March 18th!

Embrace-a-Stream Project: 2020 Update

NepRWA staff is working in partnership with Greater Boston Trout Unlimited (GBTU) to help save the Neponset River’s native brook trout, through a project called, Embrace-A-Stream. View video of the presentation here: View the Embrace-A-Stream PowerPoint presentation by Chris Hirsch, GBTU Project Lead, and Jennifer Rogers, NepRWA Project Manager The goals of the Embrace-A-Stream project […]

Thank You for Your Advocacy

Although the Governor vetoed an update to the Commonwealth’s climate policy, he approved the sewage notification bill.

Support State Funding for Environmental Programs

The Senate Ways & Means Committee released its budget recommendation. And while environmental programs were largely spared significant cuts, we are supporting several amendments to boost funding to match the House budget proposal. Please contact your State Senator and ask them to support the following budget amendments: Amendment #163 offered by Senator Gobi Department of […]

Fall 2020: An Unbelievable Cleanup!

Despite COVID restrictions, over 300 volunteers gathered this past Saturday to clean up at 12 different sites near and along the Neponset River. After just TWO hours, they pulled out 10 tons of trash, filling multiple dumpsters and trucks. Here’s a list of just SOME of the items that were removed: 88 car tires 9 […]