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.

Publications

Neponset River Watershed Association publishes several publications, each year. From reports to newsletters, letters, and the Annual Report.

Neponset River Reservation & Estuary

  The Neponset River Reservation runs alongside the Neponset Estuary – from the river’s mouth between Squantum Point in Quincy and the colorful gas tank in Dorchester, and upstream along the freshwater section of the river, to the Fowl Meadow (view a┬ámap). From tidal marshes and creeks, to freshwater river surrounded by buildings, roads, woods, […]

Willett Pond

  Meet Willett and Pettee’s Ponds Willett Pond, and it’s little sister Pettee’s Pond, together make a 220-acre waterbody. The ponds were created from a stream in 1913 when Hawes Brook was dammed at what is now Brook / Bullard Street near the boundary of Norwood and Walpole. Willett Pond is a mile and a […]

Fowl Meadow

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 Fowl Meadow almost was paved over in 1967 when the state proposed to extend Interstate 95, an eight-lane highway, all the way into Boston instead of ending at Route 128 (as […]

Land Protection

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 […]

Forbes Woods

  Forbes Woods is the 35+ acres of mature woods made up of six separate parcels that sit behind the marsh on the Milton side of the Estuary. It is visible from the expressway as you drive south past the Granite Ave exit. The woods are home to two state champion trees: the largest black […]