We’re removing trash from water and land to help beautify the area and restore fish and wildlife habitats in Canton, Hyde Park, Mattapan and Milton (exact locations listed below). Any help that you can give with cleaning up or organizing is much appreciated! Meet: Martini Shell parking lot, 1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park – OR […]
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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.
Perfect weather, generous sponsors, great exhibitors and amazing volunteers all contributed to a happy crowd and a fantastic day!
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 […]
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 […]
The extraordinary high tide in the Neponset Estuary a few weeks ago provided a clear message: it’s time for the Commonwealth and our communities to get serious about climate adaptation.
By using the solutions we already find in nature. According to the UN-Water website– World Water Day, which is on March 22 every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. The […]
The Neponset reaches new highs
NepRWA needs your help with a new study of fishing and fish consumption in the Neponset River Watershed.
NepRWA is pursuing its mission through education and policy advocacy.
Canoeing or kayaking There are lots of options for boating along the Neponset River, and in local ponds and lakes. Some of our favorite paddles include: Launching from Signal Hill in Canton and heading upstream or downstream Paul’s Bridge in Milton – heading upstream Neponset Estuary (best at mid to high tide), launching from Milton […]
One of the best ways to explore the Neponset River is by canoe or kayak.
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, […]
We're helping our communities do a better job on their stormwater cleanup efforts through regional cooperation.
A watershed is the area of land that drains into a body of water, like a river, pond, harbor or lake.