A New Look at Unquity Brook

Water quality issues have been noted for some time along Unquity Brook; new funding will allow for further investigation.

Fall Birding Walk Tally

It was a perfect late fall morning, as NepRWA board member, Les Tyrala, led a few adventurous souls on a bird walk along the lower Blue Hills trails.  Their tally includes the following: Canada Goose – 3 Mallards – 7 Red-tailed Hawk – 1 Downy Woodpecker – 3 Blue Jay – 1 American Crow – […]

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.

Legislation Filed to Protect Fowl Meadow

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, […]

MassHousing Green-lights Milton Mews

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.

Orphan Dam in Hyde Park

Recent development in Boston beside the Tileston and Hollingsworth Dam has made it more visible but no less problematic.   If you’ve canoed the lower river, you know about the Tileston and Hollingsworth Dam–a formidable roadblock on the Milton/Hyde Park line at the former Bay State Paper complex, where the river falls about six feet […]

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. […]

NepRWA Opposes “Milton Mews” 40B Project

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.