NepRWA Blog

Reason and the River: Shade and Seclusion in Hyde Park

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 […]

Are You Watering in the Rain, Again?

It’s inevitable – it’s either raining out, or it’s the first dry day after a three-day rain event, or rain is obviously imminent – and someone has their sprinkler system running.

Culvert Project Benefits Fish

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.

A Noisy Spring Chorus…

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 […]

River Cleanup: 101

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, […]

Fix Leaks to Conserve Water

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 […]

Neponset Stormwater Partnership Update

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 […]

A Troubling Trail

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, […]

Photos: lingering ice

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 […]

Plan a Water Smart Garden

Flooding and droughts are getting more intense. For this reason, we should be planning our landscapes for weather extremes.

Mark Your Calendar for our 2019 Events

Neponset River Annual Meeting – Wed., June 5 Boston Scientific Corporation, 500 Commander Shea Blvd, Quincy, MA 02171. Our guest speaker will be Paul Kirshen, UMass/Boston Professor, School for the Environment and Co-Academic Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab.  More details as we get closer to the date. To sponsor, contact Development Director, Dee Mullen […]