Discover new online resources that support water conservation and pollution prevention education.
We’ve made our 5th-grade water education materials available to teachers, students and parents during the COVID-19 school shutdown. The materials include slide shows, videos, and handouts about polluted stormwater runoff and water conservation. Please email Outreach Director, Nancy Fyler if you need additional materials or if you have any questions. Self-Paced Slide Show Presentations These […]
The Neponset River makes a comeback with better E. coli, Phosphorus, and Dissolved Oxygen levels in September.
Flooding and droughts are getting more intense. For this reason, we should be planning our landscapes for weather extremes.
It's a year round problem. Dog waste that's left on the ground can lead to serious water pollution issues.
As one stormwater project wraps up another is just beginning.
With a little forethought, you can reduce the need for de-icing chemicals and choose the safest alternatives.
The Town of Stoughton was recently awarded $96,836 for projects at the Dawe School that will help fight stormwater pollution.
When is a street tree more than a tree? When it's planted in a special box designed to clean up stormwater pollution.
A new campaign, entitled “Think Blue Massachusetts” aims to create basic awareness of stormwater issues.
Dumping of pet waste bags down a neighborhood storm drain causes an expensive problem for Canton.
By guest bloggers Natalie Wamester and Kalaria Okali, April 2018 Having lived in Milton for our entire lives, we thought we knew it well, but this year, in our Advanced Environmental Science at Milton Academy, we were able to study Milton through a new lens. We knew of Neponset River, mostly the estuary section; however, […]
To everyone waiting anxiously for the results of the 2017 CWMN season - the wait is (sort of) over!
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 […]
Check out the progress on the rain garden/green infrastructure project at the elementary school in Stoughton.
The Joseph H. Gibbons Elementary School in Stoughton is slated to receive a major green infrastructure upgrade thanks to a partnership between the Stoughton Engineering Department, the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA), and MassDEP. Two bioretention basins, an infiltration basin and and underground infiltration chamber, designed to collect and filter polluted stormwater runoff from the […]
Our staff has been extremely busy this spring with exciting stormwater projects in nine different communities.
Innovative regional project aims to restore natural streamflows in the Charles and Neponset River.
In 2012, US EPA inspectors found oil leaking into the Neponset River from the Saint Gobain-owned CertainTeed roofing plant (formerly Bird and Son) in Norwood.
The final stormwater structure is currently under construction on Avery Street.