NepRWA Blog

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 […]

A Different View of the Quincy Quarries

On Dec. 1, Les Tyrala, a registered geologist and NepRWA board member, led a small group on a tour of the Quincy Quarries. While Les’ geology talk was fascinating, one couldn’t ignore the brilliant graffiti throughout the site.    

Keep Those Storm Drains Clear!

As New Englanders, we tend to deal with crazy weather and therefore with a lot of different stuff on the ground, like ice, snow, branches, leaf litter and trash blowing around. Well, all of that stuff can clog up storm drains, which means that rain has nowhere to drain to, and that can lead to […]

What goes UP when the rain falls DOWN?

In case you were wondering, your umbrella isn’t the only thing to go UP when the rain falls DOWN. Flushes of pollutants are washed off surfaces during storms and make their unwelcomed journey into streams and rivers of the local watershed. These pollutants traveling with the stormwater are major contributors for increased water pollution. These […]

Mattapan-Milton Neponset Greenway Trail Community Celebration

Several hundred local residents, elected officials and community activists gathered on either side of the beautiful new “Harvest River Bridge” on September 29 to officially celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Neponset River Greenway trail between Central Avenue in Milton and Mattapan square. Attendees enjoyed musical performances on both sides of the […]

South Norwood Residents Score Initial Victory

On August 13th, Boch Automotive announced that it would drop its proposed development of one of the few naturally wooded parcels of land along the Neponset River in Norwood. However, residents should remain vigilant.

It’s Official: Neponset River Greenway Trail Voted Best!

Admit it, the Neponset’s your favorite river and you’ve always known it’s the best! But now it’s official, the Neponset River Greenway Trail has been voted “best neighborhood diversion in Dorchester” by the editors of Boston Magazine. Photo courtesy of Mass.gov We knew it all along, but its always nice to have a little much […]