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An Unbelievable Cleanup!

Despite COVID restrictions, over 300 volunteers gathered this past Saturday to clean up at 12 different sites near and along the Neponset River. After just TWO hours, they pulled out 10 tons of trash, filling multiple dumpsters and trucks. Here’s a list of just SOME of the items that were removed: 88 car tires 9 […]

Seeking Volunteers! – Neponset River Fall Cleanup – Sat., Sept. 26

We have reached capacity for this event. If you have any questions, please email Declan Devine. No walk-ins allowed due to COVID restrictions. Join NepRWA staff and volunteers as we clean up the waterfronts and parklands along the Neponset River. Saturday, September 26 from 9 am-11 am   Cleanup site: Riverside Ave., Milton 2 Granite […]

What is a Fish Kill?

While unsettling, it's not unusual to see dead fish floating along a lake or pond shoreline as the waters warm up.

Fish Kills

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 […]

COVID-19 Statement

NepRWA is moving forward with the work of protecting our water, wildlife and land, and like you, we are adapting.

Canceled: June 20 Neponset RiverFest (COVID-19 Update)

COVID-19 update: due to safety concerns, we have canceled the 2020 Neponset RiverFest. We hope to bring the Festival back in June 2021. Stay healthy and safe everyone! Coming back in June 2021! DCR Neponset Park, Dorchester The Neponset RiverFest is a family-friendly, public celebration of the Neponset River, parks, and wildlife.   Join us […]

Neponset Stormwater Partnership

We help our communities with their stormwater cleanup efforts through regional cooperation and resource sharing, under the umbrella of the Neponset Stormwater Partnership (NSP). The goal is more effective cleanup at a lower cost, through economies of scale. The partnership communities cooperate on creating key permit documents printing regional public outreach materials creating model stormwater […]

View Our Highlights from 2019

January 2, 2020 As we look forward to an exciting year ahead, it’s also worth taking a moment to reflect on the achievements of 2019, made possible by the generous support of members and volunteers like you! Education & Outreach Presented water conservation and stormwater programs to over 2,500 fifth graders and high school students […]

The Neponset Greenway Trail Gets National Recognition!

September 26, 2019 Today the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Neponset Greenway Trail earned much deserved national recognition from the American Planning Association as one of the country’s six “great public spaces” of 2019. The award recognizes the role that a restored river can play in bringing seemingly disparate communities together, and spurring […]

Neponset RiverFest 2020

COVID-19 update: due to safety concerns, we have canceled the 2020 Neponset RiverFest. We hope to bring the Festival back in June 2021. Stay healthy and safe everyone! Planning for June 2021 – Stay tuned! DCR Neponset Park, Dorchester The Neponset RiverFest is a family-friendly, public celebration of the Neponset River, parks, and wildlife.   […]

Our Spring Cleanup Was a HUGE Success

The weather leading up to the Neponset River Spring Cleanup was ominous but the rain held off for a few hours and the event turned out to be a huge success! Although it was very windy, more than 250 volunteers showed up with plenty of enthusiasm! In just three short hours, they collected approximately 20 […]

Interactive Hotspot Sampling Map

View Map Fullscreen One of our priorities is to locate and eliminate pollution “hot spots” within the Neponset Watershed. Based off of observations in the field and from data collected from our Citizen Water Monitoring Network, we’ve been able to identify areas throughout the watershed that have suspected contamination from unknown sources. Using this information, […]