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.
Calling all volunteers! Save the date! Sat., April 27, from 9am-noon Become a volunteer and join NepRWA staff and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for Park Serve Day, a statewide service day that helps get our parks and open spaces ready for the summer season. Please select the cleanup site(s) where you would […]
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, […]
The public is invited to join the staff of the Neponset River Watershed Association on February 7th at the Canton Public Library from 6:45 to 8:00 pm for an Annual Presentation of local water quality results.
Winter won’t vanish overnight Monday, February 4 was 58 sunny degrees atop Blue Hill from 2 to 3 PM after about ten days of subfreezing weather. After lunch the warmth drew me out of the house. I thought I would photo some ice. Here’s some blue afternoon puddles and cattails on the Blue Hills Reservoir […]
State and Federal Officials Award $1 Million Settlement Funding to Ecological Restoration Projects in Upper Neponset River Watershed
You don't have to travel very far to find terrific outdoor adventures.
Flooding and droughts are getting more intense. For this reason, we should be planning our landscapes for weather extremes.
It's a year round problem. Dog waste that's left on the ground can lead to serious water pollution issues.
Save the Date! Sat. July 20, 2019 DCR Neponset Park, Dorchester (at the corner of Granite Ave. and Hilltop St.) Join us as we celebrate the Neponset River and the beautiful parks and pedestrian paths along the shore, along with the natural salt marshes and wetlands that support more than 200 species of birds, fish […]
Does a pup at Milton Landing indicate that there are fish nearby?
Neponset River Spring Cleanup/DCR Park Serve Day – Sat., April 27 This cleanup is part of DCR’s Park Serve Day, and is scheduled for Sat., April 27. We typically work along the Quincy RiverWalk, the Dorchester marshes and riverside parks, and various riverside areas in Milton and Mattapan. We’ll post more information as we get […]
Here are some delicious holiday recipes that can be enjoyed anytime.