NepRWA Events — 2023

March 2023We’re busy planning for a fun year and already have a list of events for you! Check back often for updates.

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We rely on volunteers to help out at events, in the field, and in the office. For general volunteer questions, please contact NepRWA Environmental Scientist, Declan Devine, at


Sat., April 2 from 1-3 pm — Bunny Hop

NepRWA and the Neponset River Greenway Council are sponsoring a spring bunny hop!

Join us for music by DJ Ed Regal, kids’ games, activities & bunny hop dance, and exploring tractors (courtesy of the Vintage Tractor & Machinery Association, Inc.)

This is a FREE public event.

For more information or any questions, please email NepRWA Greenways Manager, Andres Ripley, at

Sat., April 22 from 9 am-noon — Neponset River Spring Cleanup
Various sites across the Neponset Watershed. Locations TBD.
This is one of our biggest cleanups of the year and takes place at multiple sites in the Watershed, from the Neponset Reservoir in Foxborough to the estuary in Dorchester and Quincy.
Please contact NepRWA Environmental Science Fellow, Len Yeomans, at if you have any questions or wish to volunteer for the spring cleanup. Get more information about the Spring Cleanup at

Sat., May 6 — Doyle Playground Celebration from 11 am – 2 pm
940 River Street, Hyde Park. Street parking is available.
Join us as we celebrate the revitalization of a riverside public park. Food, kid’s activities, and free boating provided. For more information, email NepRWA Greenways Manager Andres Ripley at

Thurs., May 11 — Community Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) Program begins

The CWMN Program takes place the 2nd Thurs. of the month through October. We rely on volunteers to take water samples in order for NepRWA scientists to monitor the health of the Neponset River.Please contact NepRWA Environmental Science Fellow, Len Yeomans, at if you have any questions or wish to volunteer for the CWMN Program.

Sat. May 20 from 10 am-noon — NepRWA Paddle Event

Meet at Paul’s Bridge, Milton

Park at the Burma Trail parking lot at the corner of Brush Hill Road and Neponset Valley Parkway.

Join NepRWA staff on a guided tour of the Neponset River. We’ll launch from Paul’s Bridge and head upstream toward Signal Hill in Canton. Limited to 10 guests. Registration is required at

Sat., June 3 from 9 am-1 pm — Neponset Day
DCR Neponset II Park, corner of Hilltop & Granite Ave., Dorchester

Enjoy a free, family-friendly community celebration along the Neponset River and Greenway Trail. Activities include free boating, kid’s crafts, music, food trucks, environmental exhibits, and more.

For more information, please contact NepRWA Greenways Manager, Andres Ripley, at

Get more information about Neponset Day

Tues., June 13 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm — Annual Meeting
Endicott Estate, Dedham
Stay tuned for more details!

Sat., Sept. 23 – Neponset River Fall Cleanup from 10 am-noon

Mark your calendar! Similar to the spring cleanup. Details to be announced.