While unsettling, it's not unusual to see dead fish floating along a lake or pond shoreline as the waters warm up.
In the Neponset River Watershed, drinking water supplies vary based on the town that you live in.
From Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife– The sight of dead and dying fish along the shores of a favorite lake or pond can be distressing and trigger concerns about pollution. Fish do act as the “canary in the coalmine,” so it’s natural to think a fish kill is an indicator of a problem with […]
NepRWA recently partnered with members of the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts to plan a legislative breakfast at the State House, but unfortunately had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change represents a significant public health threat and adequate funding for environmental programs is essential to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather, […]
April 2020 — We’ve made our 5th-grade water education materials available to teachers, students, and parents during the COVID-19 school shutdown. To see more materials, including a slide show about polluted stormwater runoff, videos, and handouts, click here. Please email Outreach Director, Nancy Fyler if you need additional materials or if you have any questions. […]
For just $5 you can get the Neponset River Paddler's Guide and explore Boston's "Hidden River"!
Photo: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/plastic-trash-rides-ocean-currents-arctic The Journey of Pollution Pollution is a major issue affecting the health of our waterbodies. More than 8 million tons of plastics and other trash finds its way to the ocean each year. According to research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, if the rate of pollution does not decrease, there will be more […]
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The Montclair/Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy made their feelings clear when they learned about a proposed development project last week. Boston Property Ventures led a community meeting organized by City Councillor Ian Cain to get feedback on their preliminary proposal to build a 65 unit building and 10 townhouses at 0 Harriet Avenue. The problem? One […]
NepRWA will collaborate with towns to reduce water pollution and conserve water resources
Learn more about this "FOREVER" chemical.
View results from the volunteer CWMN Program to check on the health of your waterways
With your help, we met our public access challenge grant goal in the closing hours of 2019!
COVID-19 update: due to safety concerns, we have canceled the 2020 Neponset RiverFest. We hope to bring the Festival back in June 2021. Stay healthy and safe everyone! Coming back in June 2021! DCR Neponset Park, Dorchester The Neponset RiverFest is a family-friendly, public celebration of the Neponset River, parks, and wildlife. Join us […]
January 2, 2020 As we look forward to an exciting year ahead, it’s also worth taking a moment to reflect on the achievements of 2019, made possible by the generous support of members and volunteers like you! Education & Outreach Presented water conservation and stormwater programs to over 2,500 fifth graders and high school students […]
The Neponset River makes a comeback with better E. coli, Phosphorus, and Dissolved Oxygen levels in September.
Guest blog by NepRWA Board Member and Sharon Resident, Paul Lauenstein On November 5, 2019, Sharon Town Meeting voted to use Community Preservation Act funds and a grant from the state to purchase and preserve most of this 337-acre parcel of natural open space, which has been classified as Priority Habitat by the Massachusetts Natural […]
NepRWA staff are partnering with Greater Boston Trout Unlimited to use Environmental DNA (eDNA) to track the health of the Neponset River’s cold water tributaries and the wild brook trout that call them home. What is eDNA? eDNA is a cutting edge technology that uses water samples to identify the wildlife species that live in a […]
Our August water quality results show the harmful effect that polluted stormwater runoff has on the river.
Reason and the River: From the Industrial Revolution to Dorchester Bay: Connecting the Dots on the Neponset River Trail
From the Industrial Revolution to Dorchester Bay: Connecting the Dots on the Neponset River Trail Blog #4 By Will Reason While my first two blogs explored relatively untrampled areas of the Neponset River Watershed, this one highlights one of its most popular: the Neponset River Trail. This bike path, popular among not just cyclists but […]