Invasive Annual Grass Debuts in Neponset Watershed

Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), a low patch-forming grass from East Asia, has made its first local appearance. It is now common along Mill Brook, a wooded stream in Westwood that flows southerly into Willett Pond.

Road Widening Project Affects River

MassDOT is working on a new project in the Neponset River Watershed as part of their overall widening of the I-95 and I-93 highway interchange.

Partnership with Xaverian Brothers High School

Environmental Science Students Plan to Build a Rain Garden At the end of January, Sarah Bounty headed to Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood to speak to a senior Environmental Science class about stormwater pollution.  Students learned a lot and had some fun getting hands on experience with NepRWA’s new Enviroscape watershed model. The class […]

Westwood’s Purgatory Brook Hit With Sewer Overflow

Last Thursday afternoon, a section of one of Westwood’s main sewer lines along Clapboardtree Street, just north of Washington Street, collapsed. The line carries sewage to the Mass Water Resources Authority trunk line. The resulting blockage caused sewage to back up in the system and ultimately to overflow into nearby Purgatory Brook. The Westwood Department […]