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, […]
Be part of the fun at our first-ever online Annual Meeting!
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
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.