The Fowl Meadow is a large tract of wetland which meanders 7.2 miles through Norwood, Canton, Westwood, Dedham, Milton, Sharon, and Hyde Park.
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.
Updated, February 5, 2018— Much thanks to Les Tyrala and Steve Olanoff who led the Winter Birds of Squantum Point Walk on Sat., Feb 3. The following birds were seen: Brant (Wollaston Beach) 13 Canada Goose (Wollaston Beach) 5 Black Duck 2 Common Eider 18 Bufflehead 9 Common Goldeneye 13 Red breasted Merganser (males displaying) […]
Endangered Species Habitat Saved in Milton Did you know that the largest area of remaining unprotected endangered species habitat inside route 128/95 is in the Neponset Watershed? This very special land is located on the Milton-Canton line at the edge of the Fowl Meadow Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Until recently, the land was threatened […]
In the works since 1986, a new 15-acre park overlooking the river in the Port Norfolk neighborhood of Dorchester becomes official.
You can help make sure that our parks – including the Blue Hills – receive the funding that they need.
On June 30, the “Harvest River Bridge”, designed to join the Mattapan portion of the Neponset Greenway to the Milton side, was installed over the Neponset River, although it won’t be open pedestrians and bicyclists for a few more months. This is the second of two bridges recently added to the Greenway, the first being […]
Thank you to everyone who contacted their state senators and reps, and supported the funding of our environmental agencies.
The co-sponsored NepRWA / DCR Quincy Winter Seabirds Watch went off well considering the 11-inch snowfall the day before. It was a fine sunny morning, about 30 degrees and nearly calm conditions. The group met at the weather shelter, adjacent to the dock at the very large DCR parking lot, and had a strong turnout […]
Work has begun on the 1.3 mile section between Central Avenue in Milton and Mattapan Square
Update: On July 27, 2015, Boston 2024 withdrew its bid to host the Olympic Games.
DCR breaks ground on the Neponset Greenway Bike Trail's "missing link" between Mattapan Square and Central Avenue in Milton.
On the first Saturday in December, about 30 persons of all ages and sizes assembled at 2 PM in the glassed-in kiosk at Squantum Point Park in Quincy to explore the recently-opened Riverwalk.
After twelve long years of sweat and tears by the Neponset River Watershed Association and local Quincy citizens, the Quincy RiverWalk officially opened at noon on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held at the Adams Inn Gazebo, 29 Hancock St., Quincy right next to the Neponset Avenue Bridge. Speakers included Quincy […]
Mattapan Square trail house expected to be completed by spring Posted by Patrick Rosso, Boston.com Staff January 9, 2014 03:01 PM The conversion of a former mattress store in Mattapan Square into a Department of Conservation and Recreation trail house is progressing and should be completed by the spring. The property, adjacent to the Mattapan […]
The following article appeared in the Dorchester Reporter on December 11, 2013. A parcel of land in Port Norfolk will see an influx of $4.25 million in fix-up funding over the next three fiscal years, according to a plan that state officials laid out on Thursday. Civic activists have been pushing the state for decades […]