After years of delay and with the help of a successful lawsuit by conservation groups, a new, much stronger permit for stormwater discharges by municipalities in Massachusetts finally took effect on July 1.
Admit it, the Neponset’s your favorite river and you’ve always known it’s the best! But now it’s official, the Neponset River Greenway Trail has been voted “best neighborhood diversion in Dorchester” by the editors of Boston Magazine. Photo courtesy of Mass.gov We knew it all along, but its always nice to have a little much […]
Last summer, we discovered a major pollution issue at the Dedham transfer station - and it doesn't appear to be getting any better.
The June results are a bit worse than they were in May, but overall not terrible.
The end of July brought with it great news from Beacon Hill: The state House and Senate approved a significant funding increase for three priority environmental line items. Moreover, these funding levels were signed into law by the Governor! Our state environmental agencies have taken huge hits in funding over the last decade—losing about 30% […]
NepRWA staff spent a day with the Hyde Park Green Team and explored many different aspects of the River.
When is a street tree more than a tree? When it's planted in a special box designed to clean up stormwater pollution.
Hi! I’m Mike Seele. I’m currently a senior studying Environmental Analysis and Policy at Boston University. After learning about issues faced by large watersheds, I became interested in learning how anthropogenic activities can impact water quality. Specifically, I am interested in learning more about the impact that coliform, surfactants, and other household wastes have on […]
Save the date for the Dorchester Beach Festival! Sat., Aug. 25 3pm-6pm: kids events with field games, face painting, giant bubble demo, circus acts, DotArt leads arts + crafts, NE Aquarium, Save the Harbor Save the Bay seaside walks + more… 5pm-8:30pm: live music with more games Food Trucks available for food purchases Malibu Beach […]
This month we say goodbye to Environmental Fellow, Annie O’Connell and hello to our new Environmental Fellow, Andres Ripley. Our environmental fellowship is a 13 month program for recent college graduates that allows them to help coordinate the Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) Program, and assist with outreach and other environmental science initiatives. The fellow […]
The Boch proposal represents a significant risk to the environment and reduces the town's resilience to climate change.
The 2018 Hotspot season is underway and major issues remain at the Dedham Transfer Station
Perfect weather, generous sponsors, great exhibitors and amazing volunteers all contributed to a happy crowd and a fantastic day!
State Officials Urge Continued Water Conservation
A new campaign, entitled “Think Blue Massachusetts” aims to create basic awareness of stormwater issues.
Clocking in at a decade behind schedule, the New England office of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pledged to finally issue an updated stormwater permit for Massachusetts on July 1. The updated permit was due in 2008, but was delayed during many years of contentious public review of the draft language. The permit […]
Looking to make a difference in your community? You’re probably reading this note because you care about NepRWA’s mission and work. I’d like to suggest that you should take the next step and volunteer some time to help us in our advocacy work! We’re looking for some people throughout the watershed to help us more […]
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. […]
Students around the Neponset Watershed are learning about real world water issues and doing their part to get the message across.
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 […]