NepRWA Blog

Hope at the DCR Golf Course

Hope is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “to want something to happen or be true“, but in our case Hope is a 50-something year old woman, who spends her days wandering the DCR Ponkapoag Golf Course, picking up bits and bobs, and otherwise trying to make purpose of her days. She’s a frequent visitor […]

Neponset River Cleanup: Fall 2017

Over 150 people showed up on Sept. 23 to help with the Annual Neponset River Cleanup, including many community volunteers from Hyde Park and all across the watershed. It was a team effort We owe a lot of thanks to our cleanup volunteers, beginning with our Hyde Park planning committee and our incredible group of […]

Cruising with our Neponset Society Members

Weather in New England often times plays an important role in scheduling outdoor activities.  With a boat cruise scheduled on the Neponset River Estuary in mid-August, and weather acting a bit fluky earlier in the month, NepRWA staff were holding their breath for a good day. Clear, sunny, and warm weather (with calm seas) greeted […]

Explore the Neponset Watershed

Canoeing or kayaking There are lots of options for boating along the Neponset River, and in local ponds and lakes. Some of our favorite paddles include: Launching from Signal Hill in Canton and heading upstream or downstream Paul’s Bridge in Milton – heading upstream Neponset Estuary (best at mid to high tide), launching from Milton […]

Hotspot Update: 8/18/2017

A wet summer has slowed the hotspot monitoring program this year, but we have still made progress in identifying pollution issues. So far this summer we have investigated Mother Brook in Dedham, Pequid Brook in Canton, Hawes Brook and Germany Brook in Norwood, and Steep Hill Brook in Stoughton. In May, a broken water main […]

RiverFest a Testament to Progress on the Neponset

Perhaps more than any other activity I’ve been to so far, this event symbolized just how far the Neponset River has come since 1967 when NepRWA was founded. Just a few years ago, this event would have been impossible.

CWMN Results: June

The results for June show much higher E. coli levels than were observed in May. This is mainly because June was a wetter month than May, and bacteria levels in wet weather are typically higher than levels in dry weather.

New Rain Gardens at Stoughton School

In addition to removing pollution, the new bio-retention basins are designed to beautify the school’s grounds and provide hands-on educational opportunity for the students.

The Case for Becoming a Sponsor

Did you attend NepRWA’s RiverFest last month, or perhaps you came to our 50th Annual Meeting in June, or you volunteered at one of our river cleanups? Although these events seem to be completely different from each other, there is one common thread which is sponsor involvement. Sponsorships offer an alternative means of funding for […]

Our First Neponset RiverFest was a Blast!

It was a sunny and warm Saturday, and the mood at DCR Neponset Park in Dorchester was upbeat as exhibitors arrived to prepare for the first ever Neponset RiverFest. Click here to see photos of the RiverFest. By 10am, the park began filling up, and people started lining up to try kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, […]

RiverFest was a Blast!

It was a sunny and warm Saturday, and the mood at DCR Neponset Park in Dorchester was upbeat as exhibitors arrived to prepare for the first ever Neponset RiverFest. Click here to see photos of the RiverFest. By 10am, the park began filling up, and people started lining up to try kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, […]

Recreational Opportunities in the Neponset Watershed

With thousands of acres of parks and open space, there’s more recreational activity going on in our Watershed than we can possibly list!  Here are just a few suggestions to get you started… Canton Hike some (or all) of the 12.7 mile Skyline Trail along the ridge of Blue Hills Reservation. Take a hike around […]