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 […]

Support NepRWA thru AmazonSmile

Did you know that you can support a clean and healthy Neponset River and Watershed every time you make a purchase through Amazon?

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.

Fun outdoor weekend adventures: Oct 21 & 22

Its looking like it’s going to be a great weekend to be outdoors!  Here are our weekend picks for the Neponset Watershed: Visit Borderland State Park in Sharon to explore over 20 miles of trails ranging from moderate to difficult. After your hike at Borderland, get pumpkin ice cream at Crescent Ridge in Sharon and […]

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 […]

Mark Your Calendar for our 2018 Events

Neponset River Spring Cleanup/DCR Park Serve Day – Sat., April 28 This cleanup is part of DCR’s Park Serve Day, and is scheduled for Sat., April 28.  We typically work along the Quincy RiverWalk, the Dorchester marshes and riverside parks, and various riverside areas in Milton and Mattapan.  We’ll post more information as we get […]

Lots to do in the area this weekend: Oct 14-15

From the Friends of the Blue Hills: Blue Hills Trail Maintenance Saturday, October 14, from 9am-12:30 p.m. Park at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton Join the Friends of the Blue Hills to help clear the trails!  We will show you how to dig the dirt and move rocks to keep the […]

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 […]