The Canton Ave. Dam in Milton has finally been removed!
As one stormwater project wraps up another is just beginning.
Several hundred local residents, elected officials and community activists gathered on either side of the beautiful new “Harvest River Bridge” on September 29 to officially celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Neponset River Greenway trail between Central Avenue in Milton and Mattapan square. Attendees enjoyed musical performances on both sides of the […]
When is a street tree more than a tree? When it's planted in a special box designed to clean up stormwater pollution.
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.
The Neponset reaches new highs
Chris & Annie are working hard to remove Phragmites, an invasive plant, in Milton. NepRWA staff and volunteers are working to remove Phragmites to help restore Pine Tree Brook in Milton. The plan is to cut back the dead material from past year’s growth and burn the cut reeds (seen in the video) for site […]
NepRWA and the Town of Milton are partnering to clean up polluted stormwater runoff by upgrading Wendell Park with a series of six tree filter boxes.
Here’s some pancake ice forming in the tailrace (below the Tileston and Hollingsworth Dam on the Milton/Hyde Park border on December 31, at about 5 degrees Fahrenheit. (A tailrace is a channel that carries water away from a water wheel, turbine, etc.) Not far downstream the river was completely iced over but here […]
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 […]
Exploring the Greenway Trail from Mattapan Square to Milton Village and back.
Brook trout are almost unheard of in greater Boston, which makes the Pine Tree Brook population a very rare and special population worth protecting and conserving.
With little fanfare, the construction fences came down this past weekend, and the long awaited connection between Central Avenue and Mattapan Square was complete!
We've resolved six hot spots in total and hope to resolve more before our first season is over.
We're working to identify and fix problem sites along the Neponset!
The Hotspot program is already showing signs of success.
Most towns within the watershed have implemented outdoor water restrictions through the fall.
Improved stormwater management and eliminated sewage contamination will lead to massive improvements in water quality.
The Neponset River Watershed Association is working to improve the health of Unquity Brook in Milton.
NepRWA aims to discover the source of bacteria in Unquity Brook by using a newly developed technology called Microbial Source Tracking.