Westwood Soak up the Rain Campaign

Local volunteers make a difference in Westwood's water quality with simple projects to Soak up the Rain.


Polluted runoff is a serious threat to the health of our waterways.

In June 2015, NepRWA completed a grant-funded project to bring awareness of stormwater issues (and solutions) to Westwood.  The project included offering free evaluations of runoff from residential and business properties in Westwood, and suggestions for remediation, via green infrastructure projects, such as rain gardens.

Two rain garden demonstration sites were built with the help of some very enthusiastic local volunteers from St. John’s Episcopal Church and Xaverian Brothers High School.

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MASS-DEP-LOGOepaThis project was financed partially with Federal Funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (the Department) under a s. 604(b) Water Quality Management Planning Grant. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of EPA or of the Department, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

Feel free to contact NepRWA Executive Director, Ian Cooke, with any questions about the project at cooke@neponset.org or 781-575-0354 x305.