Fowl Meadow and The Ghost of I-95 Blog #3 By Will Reason The Skyline Trail of the Blue Hills Reservation does a strange thing. After ascending the magnificent Great Blue Hill, it dives back down and stubbornly continues. The trail climbs up the appropriately-named Little Blue Hill, then meanders through a forest that stands a […]
The Fowl Meadow is a large tract of wetland which meanders 7.2 miles through Norwood, Canton, Westwood, Dedham, Milton, Sharon, and Hyde Park.
Acting like a sponge, Fowl Meadow absorbs massive quantities of flood waters and protects communities downstream, mainly Boston and Milton.
NepRWA board member, Les Tyrala, led a group of bird watchers through Fowl Meadow (along Burma Road from Paul’s Bridge to the south edge of marsh), which is within the western portion of the DCR Blue Hills reservation last Saturday morning, May 20th. They observed and / or heard 37 species. The complete list of […]
Tracking an invasive species with Google Maps
During the early morning hours of May 14, NepRWA board member, Les Tyrala, led a group of 14 bird watchers through Fowl Meadow (along Burma Road from Paul’s Bridge to the south edge of marsh), which is within the western portion of the DCR Blue Hills Reservation. They observed and / or heard 45 species […]
It's important to remember that one day of rain is not always enough to make up for a month of dry weather.
An early morning walk leads to a rare sighting of Virginia rails.
Blue-spotted salamanders documented on the site of the proposed Milton Mews Development Project
From Neponset River Watershed Association Executive Director, Ian Cooke: Almost two decades ago, the Neponset River Watershed Association applied for (and got) Area of Critical Environmental Concern status for the Fowl Meadow in partnership with several area towns. The Fowl Meadow includes the central floodplain of the Neponset River which runs from Norwood through Sharon, […]
Much to the disappointment of the Neponset Watershed Association and the 1,328 co-signers of a petition circulated by the Association, MassHousing has given the green light for the Milton Mews 40b project to move forward to the next stage of permitting.
Calls on MassHousing to Deny the Eligibility Application for Milton Mews
Every year, around the last week in April / first week in May, Galerucella calmariensis and G. pusilla beetles emerge from their underground winter shelters to feed on the young shoots of exotic, invasive Purple loosestrife.
Please take 30 seconds to sign our online petition asking MassHousing not to finance the Milton Mews 40B development project! Update 4/26/13 We now have over 500 signatures on our petition! If you haven’t done so already, please share the petition via email, Facebook, Twitter and word of mouth, to help us reach 1,000 signers. […]
The Milton Mews is a 276-unit apartment complex proposed on Brush Hill Road in Milton. The project is being brought forward under the 40B affordable housing program. Unfortunately, the project is located deep inside the Fowl Meadow Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The Watershed Association to take the unusual step of opposing the development in its entirety.
Areas of undeveloped land are key to maintaining the health and function of the Neponset River Watershed, its biodiversity, community character, public recreation opportunities, and public well-being, and we advocate for the acquisition, protection, and public access of these lands. Click here to learn how we are expanding public access to the Watershed. Over […]