NepRWA Blog

May 2018 CWMN Update

Our first CWMN (Citizen Water Monitoring Network) mission of the season was a great success! Thanks, as always, to all of the dedicated volunteers who sacrifice their mornings to help us take water samples all over the Neponset. The results have come back from the MWRA lab, and for the most part, they look good. […]

The Kids are Alright!

Students around the Neponset Watershed are learning about real world water issues and doing their part to get the message across.

Thanks to all for a fun 2018 Annual Meeting!

We were thrilled that so many friends of NepRWA were able to attend our recent 2018 Annual Meeting at Florian Hall in Dorchester! The evening began with a well attended walking tour of the nearby Neponset Estuary, led by staff members, Chris Hirsh and Tom Palmer. After the walk, about 100 attendees enjoyed a buffet […]

Advocacy in Action: How about some coffee with that budget request?

Sometimes you just have to take the message directly to the people who need to hear it. That’s exactly what the Neponset River Watershed Association did on April 12th when it joined with other members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Watershed Action Alliance to host a legislative breakfast at the Massachusetts State House. We developed the […]

Phragmites Burn

Cutting phrgamites does very little to dissuade the regrowth of this invasive plant.

Neponset River 2018 Spring Cleanup Results

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, staff, board members and sponsors who helped to make our annual spring cleanup such a big success. The Neponset River and surrounding areas are cleaner today because of you! Somehow we managed to catch one of the few nice days of the spring – a clear, mild day […]

CWMN Updates April 2018

April 2018 — Here at NepRWA, spring ushers in the beginning of our Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN). The sampling season will officially start on May 10th, marking the 23rd consecutive year of this very successful citizen based water quality monitoring program. Volunteer training sessions will be held in our office–2173 Washington St., Canton— from […]

A Big Thanks to Blue Hills Bank!

Preparing and sending out NepRWA’s newsletter and renewal is no small task, and volunteers have always been vital to getting our mailers out the door. In my experience, it is an opportunity to interact with members of our community and organization.  Since I have been here, we have put our mailers together here at headquarters: […]

Flood Maps Present Estuary Challenges

The extraordinary high tide in the Neponset Estuary a few weeks ago provided a clear message: it’s time for the Commonwealth and our communities to get serious about climate adaptation.

How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution?

By using the solutions we already find in nature.   According to the UN-Water website– World Water Day, which is on March 22 every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. The […]

Natural Wonders of the Watershed

Here are some ways to experience the procession of natural wonders that occurs every spring in our watershed. Be sure to get out there with your family and create indelible memories in the minds of your children and/or grandchildren. March Woodcock mating flight Starting in early March, visit a field or a meadow as darkness […]