NepRWA Blog

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 […]

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 […]

Parting Words from our Summer Interns

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 […]

NepRWA Member River Paddle

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 […]

Municipal Outdoor Water Restrictions | Neponset River Watershed

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 […]