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 […]
Lower Neponset River Greenway Geology Walk Saturday, June 30 from 10 am – noon Les Tyrala, registered geologist, and the DCR will lead a geology walk along the Neponset River Greenway. Examine sedimentary bedrock evidence of ancient mountains, shallow seas and lava flows plus the more recent glacial features. Co-sponsored by the Department of Conservation […]
The Federal Department of the Interior and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently released their draft restoration plan for the upper Neponset River.
Birds seen and heard on May 1 & 3 at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, MA. Photos by Paul Lauenstein.
Sometimes you just have to take the message directly to the people who need to hear it. That’s exactly what the Neponset River Watershed Association did on April 12th when it joined with other members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Watershed Action Alliance to host a legislative breakfast at the Massachusetts State House. We developed the […]
It is with great sadness that we note the untimely passing of our friend, Barbara Baxter of Hyde Park.
A vanishing act by a valuable fish
Dumping of pet waste bags down a neighborhood storm drain causes an expensive problem for Canton.
Cutting phrgamites does very little to dissuade the regrowth of this invasive plant.
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, staff, board members and sponsors who helped to make our annual spring cleanup such a big success. The Neponset River and surrounding areas are cleaner today because of you! Somehow we managed to catch one of the few nice days of the spring – a clear, mild day […]
April 2018 — Here at NepRWA, spring ushers in the beginning of our Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN). The sampling season will officially start on May 10th, marking the 23rd consecutive year of this very successful citizen based water quality monitoring program. Volunteer training sessions will be held in our office–2173 Washington St., Canton— from […]
If you lived here, would you be home by now?