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"!
It may sound silly, but this question is actually key to understanding the health and future of the Neponset River watershed.
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 […]
We've joined forces with Greater Boston Trout Unlimited on a major new effort to save the Neponset's native brook trout.
Seek and ye shall find!
Going for a walk? Bring a trash bag!
NepRWA is moving forward with the work of protecting our water, wildlife and land, and like you, we are adapting.
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 […]
EPA discusses plans to nominate lower Neponset River to "superfund" list to address contaminated sediments
You are invited to join us for a new monthly ZOOM lunchtime series called “Watershed Wednesday”. Each month, we will offer a 30-minute session that features a topic relevant to the Neponset River Watershed. Discover the interesting and complex issues associated with climate change, habitat restoration, water quality, community partnerships, environmental advocacy, wildlife sightings, […]
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
Join NepRWA and the Watershed Action Alliance at a legislative breakfast with our elected leaders
Recently completed rain gardens at the Luce Elementary School and Devoll Field will protect nearby Pequid and Beaver Meadow Brooks from harmful stormwater pollution.
Overall, it's a mixed outlook for the Neponset River, with outstanding dissolved oxygen, mediocre total phosphorus, and worsening E. coli levels.
With your help, we met our public access challenge grant goal in the closing hours of 2019!
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.