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 […]
This fall, Milton residents have the chance to shape their community’s future.
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 […]
Low rainfall has put MA in a Level 2 – Significant Drought situation.
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 […]
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 […]
Lack of rainfall leads to reduced stormwater pollution and low water levels.
The results of the census will determine the allocation of hundreds of billions of federal dollars, including those that support environmental programs.
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 […]
Waders, nets, and teens make for a fun morning!
The Town of Norwood was hit with an intense downpour on June 28 from a concentrated thunderstorm.
June 2020 -- Milton Town Meeting members overwhelmingly approve an update to the town's Stormwater Management Bylaw.
While unsettling, it's not unusual to see dead fish floating along a lake or pond shoreline as the waters warm up.
In the Neponset River Watershed, drinking water supplies vary based on the town that you live in.
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
For just $5 you can get the Neponset River Paddler's Guide and explore Boston's "Hidden River"!
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 […]
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