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Reflections on 2018

As we reflect back on 2018, we want to THANK YOU for helping to restore the Neponset River, in communities from Foxborough to Quincy, and everywhere in between. Your generosity supported: Two major river cleanups that removed multiple tons of trash More than a thousand people discovering the river in July at the 2018 Neponset RiverFest with boating, […]

A Different View of the Quincy Quarries

On Dec. 1, Les Tyrala, a registered geologist and NepRWA board member, led a small group on a tour of the Quincy Quarries. While Les’ geology talk was fascinating, one couldn’t ignore the brilliant graffiti throughout the site.    

Mattapan-Milton Neponset Greenway Trail Community Celebration

Several hundred local residents, elected officials and community activists gathered on either side of the beautiful new “Harvest River Bridge” on September 29 to officially celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Neponset River Greenway trail between Central Avenue in Milton and Mattapan square. Attendees enjoyed musical performances on both sides of the […]

Meet our summer interns, Mike & Charlie!

Hi! I’m Mike Seele. I’m currently a senior studying Environmental Analysis and Policy at Boston University. After learning about issues faced by large watersheds, I became interested in learning how anthropogenic activities can impact water quality. Specifically, I am interested in learning more about the impact that coliform, surfactants, and other household wastes have on […]

A Changing of the Guard

This month we say goodbye to Environmental Fellow, Annie O’Connell and hello to our new Environmental Fellow, Andres Ripley. Our environmental fellowship is a 13 month program for recent college graduates that allows them to help coordinate the Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) Program, and assist with outreach and other environmental science initiatives. The fellow […]

Neponset River 2018 Spring Cleanup Results

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, staff, board members and sponsors who helped to make our annual spring cleanup such a big success. The Neponset River and surrounding areas are cleaner today because of you! Somehow we managed to catch one of the few nice days of the spring – a clear, mild day […]

A Big Thanks to Blue Hills Bank!

Preparing and sending out NepRWA’s newsletter and renewal is no small task, and volunteers have always been vital to getting our mailers out the door. In my experience, it is an opportunity to interact with members of our community and organization.  Since I have been here, we have put our mailers together here at headquarters: […]

NepRWA Holiday Recipes

In addition to all of the things that we do to protect the Neponset River, many NepRWA staff happen to be excellent cooks & bakers.  We hope you enjoy the following recipes, which were served at our holiday party in 2017: Chris’ Baked Goat Cheese & and Roasted Cranberry Appetizer 1/3 cup unsalted almonds 2 […]

Help Us Go Hyperlocal in 2018

Going “hyperlocal” means getting our volunteers and staff much more deeply engaged in helping each of our municipalities to cleanup and protect the Neponset River and its watershed. Donate today to support clean water in your community. Why hyperlocal? Because almost everything that really matters gets DONE at the municipal level. Fixing leaky sewers? Check. […]

Three Important Land Acquisitions Completed

Endangered Species Habitat Saved in Milton Did you know that the largest area of remaining unprotected endangered species habitat inside route 128/95 is in the Neponset Watershed? This very special land is located on the Milton-Canton line at the edge of the Fowl Meadow Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Until recently, the land was threatened […]