Like most everyone else during the Covid-19 pandemic, NepRWA took advantage of Zoom to connect with the general public, and from September 2020 through April 2021, we offered a series of short lunchtime presentations on topics related to the Neponset River Watershed.
Thanks also to our guest speakers, Shavel’le Olivier, Executive Director of the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition; Zoe Davis, Climate Resilience Program Coordinator for the City of Boston Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space Program; Julia Blatt, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance; and Debbie Merriam, Arboretum Director of the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum.
Watershed Wednesday Videos
APRIL: “Understanding the Impact of Invasive Species in the Neponset River Watershed”, presented by Debbie Merriam, the Arboretum Director at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum in Milton.
MARCH: Hear from Julia Blatt, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, a 70+ member organization, that advocates for the Commonwealth’s rivers when it comes to state and local regulations, policies, and protections.
FEBRUARY: “Climate Ready Dorchester” presented by Zoe Davis, Climate Resilience Program Coordinator for the City of Boston Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space Program.
JANUARY: “2020 Annual Neponset River Water Quality Report” by NepRWA Environmental Fellow, Declan Devine. Read the 2020 Water Quality Report
DECEMBER: “The Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition: A Community Group Making a Difference” by Shavel’le Olivier, Executive Director, Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition (MFFC).
NOVEMBER: “Stormwater 101” by Patrick Hogan, NepRWA Water Resource Professional
OCTOBER: “Saving our Native Trout” by Chris Hirsch, NepRWA Environmental Scientist
SEPTEMBER: “Prepping for Climate Change in the Neponset River Watershed” by Ian Cooke, NepRWA Executive Director