In October, NepRWA joined a coalition of nine groups led by the Mass Rivers Alliance to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its decision to postpone a critical new stormwater permit one day before it was due to take effect. The new permit would tighten rules for polluted stormwater runoff that comes off […]
Endangered Species Habitat Saved in Milton Did you know that the largest area of remaining unprotected endangered species habitat inside route 128/95 is in the Neponset Watershed? This very special land is located on the Milton-Canton line at the edge of the Fowl Meadow Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Until recently, the land was threatened […]
NepRWA is pursuing its mission through education and policy advocacy.
Did you know that you can support a clean and healthy Neponset River and Watershed every time you make a purchase through Amazon?
Leaves and grass clippings that are dumped, raked, or left near water bodies are bad for the environment.
Mon., Nov. 20, 7pm – Presentation: 50 Years of the Neponset River Watershed Association, Thomas Crane Library, Quincy
Monday, November 20 at 7 p.m. The history of the Neponset River includes 10,000 years of human habitat and over 375 years of industrialization. The River has the distinction of hosting many “firsts” in the United States, for example: First chocolate company (1764) – Baker Chocolate Company in Milton First paper mill (1730)- Tileston and […]
Play Peek-A-Boo at the Franklin Park Zoo. Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals! Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 11:00am -3:00pm. (Tho’ not technically in the watershed, we like to support our friends at the FPZ!) Go to the Halloween Prowl at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon. Fri., Sat. & […]
The CWMN season has just come to an end and we want to thank everyone who was involved! It’s been a pleasure getting to know such a large network of people who are interested in keeping the Neponset River clean. This year, CWMN volunteers collected close to 800 water samples and 200 Dissolved Oxygen […]
Despite a few new issues in Dedham and Norwood, we're optimistic about the progress we're making with many watershed communities.
NepRWA does not support the Governor's proposed changes to NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permitting.
Exploring the Greenway Trail from Mattapan Square to Milton Village and back.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Neighbors living near bodies of water should be conscious of the amount and type of lawn fertilizers they use in order to avoid harming local fish populations.
Brook trout are almost unheard of in greater Boston, which makes the Pine Tree Brook population a very rare and special population worth protecting and conserving.
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 […]
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 […]
One of the best ways to explore the Neponset River is by canoe or kayak.
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.