Happenings

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.    

Keep Those Storm Drains Clear!

As New Englanders, we tend to deal with crazy weather and therefore with a lot of different stuff on the ground, like ice, snow, branches, leaf litter and trash blowing around. Well, all of that stuff can clog up storm drains, which means that rain has nowhere to drain to, and that can lead to […]

Doyle Park: an up-and-coming spot for families in the lower Neponset

Doyle Playground hasn’t been much of a playground for quite some time now. In fact, many people who live on River Street in Hyde Park don’t even know that the overgrown, uninviting space across from their homes once was a playground. But after years of neglect, the space is being completely transformed for the better. […]

What goes UP when the rain falls DOWN?

In case you were wondering, your umbrella isn’t the only thing to go UP when the rain falls DOWN. Flushes of pollutants are washed off surfaces during storms and make their unwelcomed journey into streams and rivers of the local watershed. These pollutants traveling with the stormwater are major contributors for increased water pollution. These […]

Mattapan-Milton Neponset Greenway Trail Community Celebration

Several hundred local residents, elected officials and community activists gathered on either side of the beautiful new “Harvest River Bridge” on September 29 to officially celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Neponset River Greenway trail between Central Avenue in Milton and Mattapan square. Attendees enjoyed musical performances on both sides of the […]