Donation FAQ

Donations: Frequently Asked Questions   Is your donation page secure? What is NepRWA's EIN or Tax Id number? Are donations tax-deductible? Will I receive a receipt for my tax records? Can I donate by mail? Can I donate by phone? What are your membership levels? What is the Neponset Society? What benefits do members receive? […]

Become a Member

NepRWA relies on the generosity of our members to fund many of our programs, including water sampling, habitat restoration, education, environmental justice, and advocacy. Thank you! Members can choose to pay monthly or annually Prefer to use PayPal?     Member Benefits Subscription to our biannual print newsletter and monthly email newsletter Paddlers guide to […]

Donate

Your donation will help clean up the Neponset River, restore fish and wildlife habitats, and open up recreational access for all.

Neponset Water Management Act Planning Project

New report evaluates what requirements Neponset communities may face under revised water withdrawal permitting system and identifies options for making water supply activities more sustainable.

Around Your Yard

A safer, more beautiful and healthy Neponset River Watershed results from the efforts of thousands of individuals, families, volunteers, businesses, and government departments – including everything that each of us does at home! We help the environment every time we each make an effort to recycle more, conserve more water and electricity, plant the yard with […]

Environmental Issues

Inhabited by people for thousands of years, and industrialized for 375 years, it’s not a surprise that Neponset River Watershed has its share of environmental issues, including: Climate Change Climate change affects Neponset land, water, people and wildlife, changing what we view as “normal.” Species adapt to these changes, migrate elsewhere, or deal with the […]

Natural History

From wooded hills to sedge-filled wet meadows, from the briny estuary to freshwater streams, from salt marshes to rock outcroppings, the Neponset River Watershed is rich with nature. Our watershed is made up of a striking array of landscapes, habitats and species – despite 10,000 years of human habitation and over 375 years of industrialization.  […]

Smart Lawn Irrigation

Summertime lawn watering uses almost 50% more water than indoor winter usage, and depletes the groundwater that sustains local streams and ecosystems. Often, this water is wasted due to a general misunderstanding about lawn care. In fact, some experts estimate that more than half of the water used for irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, […]

Water Efficient Appliances

Advances in plumbing technology and design mean that faucets, showers, and toilets can use significantly less water than standard models while still delivering the rinse, spray, and flush you expect. If you are replacing water appliances, look for the WaterSense label at your local retailer. WaterSense is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program designed […]

Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home

It’s easy to conserve water, save money, and protect the environment at the same time. In the Bathroom Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth. Take shorter showers! Showers generally use less water than baths. (A 10 min shower uses approx. 25 gallons of water, while a full bathtub takes approx. 80 […]

Water Conservation Advocacy

Thanks to the advocacy of the Watershed Association and other watershed groups, the state will soon be formally proposing new regulations for large groundwater withdrawals.

Water Conservation Program

Working with municipalities and residents, NepRWA helps to protect our critical and precious water resources. Over 120,000 residents of the Neponset Watershed rely on local groundwater for some or all of their drinking water.  Much of the groundwater in our watershed is being pumped out by public water suppliers before it can reach surface waters.  […]

Conserve Water at Home

There are many steps that we can all take to help conserve water around our homes and businesses. It’s up to all of us to use our water wisely and protect our resources. Upgrade to Water Efficient Appliances Advances in plumbing technology and design mean that faucets, showers, and toilets can use significantly less water […]

Threats to Aquatic Habitat

The condition of aquatic resources, and the habitat they provide for species in the Neponset River Watershed, is affected by a variety of factors and activities in the landscape. Pollutants; low water levels; direct removal of habitat; disturbance of vegetation and soil at the water’s edge; exotic, invasive species; acid precipitation; obstructions (dams); and degradation […]

Inhabitants of the Watershed

Mammals Muskrats build homes in Neponset ponds and wetlands and in the banks of streams and the river. They live along waterways rich in plant life – on which they feed (they also will feed on small fish, clams, snails and turtles). North American river otters build dens in riverbanks and swim through ponds, rivers, […]

Build a Rain Garden

Help reduce polluted stormwater and flooding by capturing runoff from your rooftop, driveway, or the street and redirecting it into a rain garden

Migratory Fish

Migratory fish, or “diadromous” fish, and their habitat have decreased throughout the Boston Harbor Watershed, of which Neponset River Watershed is a part. Fish that migrate between salt water, brackish water, and freshwater as part of their life cycle are called “migratory (diadromous) fish.” This group of fish also includes “anadromous” and “catadromous” species. Anadromous fish […]

Volunteer Opportunities

We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the year, so be sure to sign up for our emails to stay up to date.   As a volunteer, you might: sample water at streams around the watershed work with other volunteers on a river cleanup staff an event table on behalf of the Watershed Association take photo’s […]