Watershed Wednesday

You are invited to join us for a new monthly ZOOM lunchtime series called “Watershed Wednesday”.


Each month, we will offer a 30-minute session that features a topic relevant to the Neponset River Watershed.

Discover the interesting and complex issues associated with climate change, habitat restoration, water quality, community partnerships, environmental advocacy, wildlife sightings, history, and more!

Time: 12:30-1 pm
Date: Wednesdays – see exact dates below
Location: ZOOM
Cost: FREE – preregistration is required (below)

Do you have something interesting about the Neponset Watershed that you’d like to share? Perhaps a community success story, amazing hike, beautiful photographs, or a bit of history? Email NepRWA Outreach Director, Nancy Fyler to discuss how you can become a Watershed Wednesday speaker.

  • Wed., Oct 21 – 12:30- 1 pm

Saving our Native Trout

Chris Hirsch, NepRWA Environmental Scientist

Join Chris as he discusses the history and plight of the Neponset Watershed’s native brook trout, a fish that was once common throughout Eastern Massachusetts and is now quite rare in the region. Chris will also speak about our partnership with Greater Boston Trout Unlimited and the Native Brook Trout Initiative, NepRWA’s plan to save the local trout.

REGISTER: Oct. 21 – Saving our Native Trout

  • Wed., Nov 18 – 12:30 – 1 pm

Stormwater 101

Patrick Hogan, NepRWA Water Resource Professional

Polluted stormwater runoff from our roofs, driveways, and roads is a major threat to the water quality in our lakes, streams, and rivers.

Join Patrick to learn how stormwater affects the Neponset River and what you can do around your home to help prevent stormwater pollution.

REGISTER: Nov. 18 – Stormwater 101

  • Wed., Dec 16 – 12:30- 1 pm

The Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition: A Community Group Making a Difference

Shavelle Olivier, Executive Director, Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition (MFFC) and Andres Ripley, NepRWA Greenway Specialist

Join Shavelle and Andres as they discuss the partnerships and neighborhood activism that creates change in our communities.

The MFFC is a collaborative organization that promotes health, wellness, and an active lifestyle for the Mattapan community. Learn more about this dynamic group, their goals, and the role of the Neponset River in their neighborhood.

REGISTER: Dec. 16 – The Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition: A Community Group Making a Difference

Past Presentations


“Prepping for Climate Change in the Neponset River Watershed” by Ian Cooke, NepRWA Executive Director

Watershed Wednesday is sponsored by Clay Subaru of Norwood, MA

Clay Family Dealerships was founded by C.B. and Howard Clay in 1949 with their first Clay Dealership, Clay Chevrolet, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Over the years, Clay Family Dealerships grew to five Massachusetts area dealerships located in Norwood and Newton Massachusetts. Today their flagship store is Clay Subaru conveniently located on “The Automile” Route 1, Norwood, Massachusetts.

The Clay family is proud to support many non-profit organizations in the Boston area. Through various initiatives, Clay has always made it part of its business to give back to the community it calls home. They are especially proud to support the Neponset River Watershed Association to help advocate for and preserve the Neponset River. Clay Subaru makes it a priority to take part in smart environmental practices and to take actions towards preserving our natural spaces.

The Clay Family Dealerships has always been rated as one of the highest dealership groups in Boston in customer service and satisfaction, and strives each day to uphold the Clay family promise—buy easy, drive happy, and pay less at Clay.