The Neponset River Watershed includes roughly 130 square miles of land southwest of Boston. All of this land drains into the Neponset River, and ultimately into Boston Harbor.
- The Neponset River is 30 miles long. It starts in Foxborough, near Gillette Stadium, and ends in Dorchester/Quincy, near the “Rainbow Swash” gas tank by Route 93.
- Over 330,000 people currently live in the Neponset Watershed and more than 120,000 get most or all of their drinking water from within the boundaries.
- Cities and towns include: Boston (Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan), Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole and Westwood.
- Its history includes 10,000 years of human habitation and over 375 years of industrialization.
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