Community members from Mattapan and Hyde Park convened to discuss the health of the Neponset River, and steps to ensure cleanup and increased access.
We're helping our communities do a better job on their stormwater cleanup efforts through regional cooperation.
The June Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) sampling event took place on Thursday, June 16. By coincidence, this happened to be the morning after a fire on Hawes Brook resulted in a fish kill involving hundreds of fish, the results of which are discussed later in this post. Our volunteers collaborated to sample 41 different […]
The first Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) sampling event of the year took place on Thursday, May 19. Our volunteers helped to sample from 41 different sites within the Neponset Watershed, and the below map illustrates the bacteria results we received. Red and orange dots on this map indicate areas along the watershed that are not safe […]
One of the main culprits of water pollution in the watershed is stormwater runoff. When rain falls on hard surfaces it washes a number of pollutants into storm drains including: bacteria and parasites from pet waste chemicals from fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides Phosphorous from leaves and grass clippings snow/ice melt chemicals and sand motor oil, antifreeze, […]