NepRWA Blog

NepRWA Challenges US EPA Action on Key Stormwater Permit

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 […]

Three Important Land Acquisitions Completed

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 […]

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Fun outdoor weekend adventures: Oct 28 & 29

  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. & […]

Thank you, CWMN Volunteers!

  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 […]

October Hotspot Update

Despite a few new issues in Dedham and Norwood, we're optimistic about the progress we're making with many watershed communities.

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.