Reducing Polluted Stormwater Runoff

We are reducing polluted stormwater runoff throughout the local communities across the Neponset Watershed with assistance from grants, partnerships, and volunteers.  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 […]

Stormwater Surveys

Pollutant-infused stormwater is one of the biggest challenges facing watersheds and water quality. With few exceptions, most Neponset Watershed stormwater enters the river untreated – a major contributor to Neponset River’s failure to meet fishable/swimmable water quality standards during wet weather. Over the past few years, NepRWA has been working with towns to find the […]


Our staff work individually, together, and with outside partners on projects in the watershed. Project partners have included town departments, state agencies, federal agencies, teachers, and more. Our projects include: Advocacy Citizen Water-Quality Monitoring Network (CWMN) Habitat Restoration Hotspot Program Land Protection Neponset Stormwater Partnership Publications River Cleanups School Programs Stormwater Surveys Water Conservation For […]