Advocacy

Happy Earth Day!

This Earth Day, strengthen your knowledge about the state of the Neponset Watershed, and get involved in Neponset revitalization and protection.

Thurs., March 28: Lobby for the Rivers Day!

Thursday, March 28th at 1pmMA State House, Room 428 This event, which is organized by the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, is an opportunity to educate our state legislators about top water issues in the state, push for important legislation and water-related budget priorities, and most importantly, show that there is a strong constituency that cares about […]

South Norwood Residents Score Initial Victory

On August 13th, Boch Automotive announced that it would drop its proposed development of one of the few naturally wooded parcels of land along the Neponset River in Norwood. However, residents should remain vigilant.

Stormwater Permit to be Issued Following Delays, Postponement, Lawsuits

Clocking in at a decade behind schedule, the New England office of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pledged to finally issue an updated stormwater permit for Massachusetts on July 1. The updated permit was due in 2008, but was delayed during many years of contentious public review of the draft language. The permit […]

Seeking Community Liaisons

Looking to make a difference in your community? You’re probably reading this note because you care about NepRWA’s mission and work. I’d like to suggest that you should take the next step and volunteer some time to help us in our advocacy work! We’re looking for some people throughout the watershed to help us more […]

Advocacy in Action: How about some coffee with that budget request?

Sometimes you just have to take the message directly to the people who need to hear it. That’s exactly what the Neponset River Watershed Association did on April 12th when it joined with other members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Watershed Action Alliance to host a legislative breakfast at the Massachusetts State House. We developed the […]

NepRWA Challenges US EPA Action on Key Stormwater Permit

In October, NepRWA joined a coalition of nine groups led by the Mass Rivers Alliance to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its decision to postpone a critical new stormwater permit one day before it was due to take effect. The new permit would tighten rules for polluted stormwater runoff that comes off […]

Success on #Lobby4Rivers Day

“Team Neponset” managed to meet with seven of our legislators and/or their staff members, giving us bragging rights for most visits by a team in one day (by far).