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Join us for the Neponset River Cleanup, Sept. 22

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 […]

New Stormwater Permit a Win for Clean Water

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.

RiverFest 2018 was AWESOME!

Perfect weather, generous sponsors, great exhibitors and amazing volunteers all contributed to a happy crowd and a fantastic day!

Permit to be Issued Following Delays, Postponement, Lawsuits

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 […]

Neponset River 2018 Spring Cleanup Results

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 […]

Flood Maps Present Estuary Challenges

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.

How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution?

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 […]

Explore the Neponset Watershed

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 […]

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, […]