Food Advisory: Fish

Is the freshwater fish that you recently caught safe to eat? Fish can absorb pollution from the water, so before eating any local fish, make sure to check for advisories or warnings. If you fish in freshwater and eat your catch, it’s important to keep up to date on the Freshwater Fish Consumption Advisory List, […]

No Sense Cutting WaterSense

Improving water efficiency is a front line defense of the Neponset and rivers across America, that saves ratepayers huge amounts of money.

Support CPA in Boston, Norwood and Dedham

This election season, residents of Boston, Norwood and Dedham can shape their community's future for the better by voting to adopt the Community Preservation Act.

Traphole Brook Flowing More Freely

It took 19 very enthusiastic volunteers only two hours to clear a pair of boulder dams from Traphole Brook in Walpole last month. But the native brook trout for which Traphole is famous, were even faster, moving up through their newly restored habitat just 30 minutes after the dam had been cleared.

A Sasquatch Quality Wildlife Photo

Watershed Association members have been calling in an impressive collection of wildlife reports so far this year and one backed up her hard to believe claim with a grainy photo worthy of the best Sasquatch hunter.

Donation FAQ

Donations: Frequently Asked Questions   Is your donation page secure? What is NepRWA's EIN or Tax Id number? Are donations tax-deductible? Will I receive a receipt for my tax records? Can I donate by mail? Can I donate by phone? What are your membership levels? What is the Neponset Society? What benefits do members receive? […]

Quincy RiverWalk Map

The Quincy RiverWalk is a 2 mile-long public walkway along the Neponset River shore that officially opened on September 30, 2014.  Click here to read about the history of the project. Click on map for larger view and printable file.  

21 Years in the Making, A New Park for Canton

After years of waiting, the Farnham-Connolly State Park (AKA the Canton Airport) is finally open, offering access to a lovely six acre passive use park off Neponset Street in Canton, and 232 acres of beautiful freshwater marshes and wetland habitats along the Neponset River.

Neponset Watershed Map

The Watershed includes parts of 14 cities and towns: Boston (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester), Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole and Westwood. Click on map for larger view.  

New Small Dam Projects in the Pipeline

After some initial setbacks, our small dams program has regrouped and is now targeting three dams on Pine Tree Brook in Milton. We've also been working on a list of "micro" dams that can be remediated using volunteer crews.

Become a Member

NepRWA relies on the generosity of our members to fund many of our programs, including water sampling, habitat restoration, education, environmental justice, and advocacy. Thank you! Members can choose to pay monthly or annually Prefer to use PayPal?     Member Benefits Subscription to our biannual print newsletter and monthly email newsletter Paddlers guide to […]


Your donation will help clean up the Neponset River, restore fish and wildlife habitats, and open up recreational access for all.

Small Dam Removal Program

The Watershed Association has embarked on a program to remove small dams from streams around the watershed, to re-connect and restore the function and health of our river system. By removing small dams (over 115 exist in our watershed!), we: Restore opportunities for fish and other aquatic wildlife to travel longer stream lengths; to pass […]

Sign Our Petition Against the Milton Mews!

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. […]