Happenings

Nominate your local area to be a site for the 2019 Spring Cleanup!

Calling all citizens of the watershed! Do you know of somewhere that looks like this…? Do you want it to look like this? Well then we have a solution for you! We are looking for areas in the Neponset Watershed to be considered as sites for this year’s Spring Cleanup. If there is a place […]

Neponset Stormwater Partnership Update

NepRWA’s regional program, the Neponset Stormwater Partnership (NSP), has kicked off the new year on a high note with many towns within the watershed signing on to participate in the 2019 NSP program year. This year marks the fourth year of community commitment to the NSP and is the first year of multiple reporting deadlines […]

A Troubling Trail

Guest blog by Ruth Gopen, Sharon resident Feb. 2019– I’m a fairly new dog owner, though I actually never expected to be one. A handsome little pup with soulful brown eyes came into our lives last June, rescued from down south, and it was love at first sight. He’s full of energy and loves people, […]

Sat., Aug. 10 – Neponset Greenway Geology Walk, Milton – 10am-noon

Registration is full. We offer walks on a regular basis so keep an eye out for future events! Neponset Greenway Geology Walk Sat., August 10 from 10am-2pm Along Greenway Trail in Milton/Dorchester Les Tyrala, registered geologist and NepRWA board member, will lead a geology walk along the Neponset River tidal estuary. Examine puddingstone and glacial features along quiet […]

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.

Where is the snow?

It’s mid-January and we’re all wondering where the snow is. For some of us, no snow makes for the perfect winter, but for others, it’s not quite winter until we have a major snowstorm blanketing everything in white. For now, old photos will have to do. Behind the Neponset River Watershed Association office in Canton, […]

Thanks to You, 2019 is Starting off Strong!

In the waning hours of of December 31 we beat our challenge grant goal of  $15,000 in new or increased donations. In fact, we overshot a bit, raising just over $18,000 in qualifying gifts and pledges. That means we’ll have a total of $33,000 to expand education and technical assistance programs aimed at ending polluted […]

Reflections on 2018

As we reflect back on 2018, we want to THANK YOU for helping to restore the Neponset River, in communities from Foxborough to Quincy, and everywhere in between. Your generosity supported: Two major river cleanups that removed multiple tons of trash More than a thousand people discovering the river in July at the 2018 Neponset RiverFest with boating, […]

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.