Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) volunteers we’re now in our 23rd year of monitoring the health of the Neponset River. We’ve successfully completed three months of CWMN sampling, and overall we have mixed results at the midpoint of our year. 15 out of the 42 sites […]
Drought may not be an issue in our region right now, but water shortages strike different areas at different times of year, so saving water is always important!
Working at NepRWA has taught me the value of important and impactful work, and when my time as the Environmental Science Fellow was coming to an end, I still wanted to continue to help make a difference in the Watershed. Luckily, I was able to work out a position with our Executive Director, Ian Cooke, […]
Fowl Meadow and The Ghost of I-95 Blog #3 By Will Reason The Skyline Trail of the Blue Hills Reservation does a strange thing. After ascending the magnificent Great Blue Hill, it dives back down and stubbornly continues. The trail climbs up the appropriately-named Little Blue Hill, then meanders through a forest that stands a […]
On a recent summer morning, fifteen members of the “Green Team” and their crew leaders rode their bikes over to the Edgewater Drive canoe launch in Mattapan, where they met with NepRWA staff and representatives from Greater Boston Trout Unlimited (GBTU) and prepared to enter the Neponset River for some exploration and a fly fishing […]
We’re removing trash from water and land to help beautify the area and restore fish and wildlife habitats in Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Milton (exact locations listed below). Any help that you can give with cleaning up or organizing is much appreciated! Meet: Martini Shell parking lot, 1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park – OR – […]
Sunrise on Reservoir Pond Blog #2 by Will Reason As I paddled through its placid morning waters, the sheer magnitude of Canton’s Reservoir Pond struck me. About a mile across at its broadest, the pond, which connects to the Neponset River via the Pequit Brook, sat there peacefully and invitingly. Ringed by houses and motorboats […]
Shade and Seclusion in Hyde Park Blog #1 by Will Reason Few of the shoppers who congregate each weekend at the Stop & Shop® just off of Truman Parkway are aware that mere yards from where they’ve parked snakes a band of wild river, hiding its meandering course from the prying eyes of civilization. It […]
May 10, 2019 -- Seeking a full-time Stormwater and Water Conservation Professional
White Suckers like the one in this video can have a hard time maneuvering through culverts. Neponset River Watershed Association Environmental Fellow, Andres Ripley, explains what NepRWA is doing to help.
Dear Friend of the Neponset, Happy Earth Day! We thank you for making every day Earth Day, here in the Neponset Watershed. The Neponset River Watershed Association, with your support, helps to make the river, streams, and surrounding lands cleaner and more supportive of wildlife and people. Earth Day, the Holiday On Earth Day, people […]
Spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) and wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) are heard, not seen, during a walk in early April at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, MA. The next time you take a walk through the woods in early spring, listen for their noisy chorus… Below are wood frog eggs, seen in early […]
Leave the wood in the water! This is a friendly reminder to all cleanup volunteers to please only remove trash from streams and rivers. Woody debris and other natural materials in the stream are extremely beneficial for the health of the stream. While it’s human nature to want to tidy up a messy looking stream, […]
Now that the snow and ice finally have left us, we can get out and do some fishing!
Why do leaks matter? Many towns in the Neponset Watershed get some or all of their drinking water from groundwater aquifers. Leaking faucets and toilets waste thousands of gallons of water a year and could be easily fixed to help save local water resources. Below are easy-to-follow videos to help you start saving. Toilets The […]
The Fowl Meadow is a large tract of wetland which meanders 7.2 miles through Norwood, Canton, Westwood, Dedham, Milton, Sharon, and Hyde Park.
Join the NepRWA team and help make a difference in your community!
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]