By Chris Hirsch, Environmental Scientist Anniversaries are the perfect time to reflect on one’s past. This year is NepRWA’s 50th anniversary so we’ve been dusting off the old newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, and event flyers to reflect upon how far we’ve come as an organization, a community, and as a river. Like a river, this […]
And not just one species either
All the dead trees you could ever want
At this time of year, when biological activity is at a mininum and anything exposed to air risks freezing, one plant stays green by staying underwater.
Anything can come up on a sandbar
When the leaves turn, it's time to head home.
Aquatic life stressed as water recedes in the Neponset and its tributaries
Unfortunately, many of the chemicals that were stored in the building were washed directly into the brook, and ultimately, the Neponset River.
A fire at an abandoned industrial facility in Norwood results in a chemical discharge to Hawes Brook and the Neponset River that kills fish for miles downstream
Yesterday NepRWA Board Member Martha McDonough and I pushed off from Martini Shell Park on Truman Highway in Hyde Park to scope out cleanup sites for the fall. There were 26 goslings and 4 adults around the launch. Just past the 1st RR bridge there is a large channel-edge bar covered with river birch saplings. […]
During the early morning hours of May 14, NepRWA board member, Les Tyrala, led a group of 14 bird watchers through Fowl Meadow (along Burma Road from Paul’s Bridge to the south edge of marsh), which is within the western portion of the DCR Blue Hills Reservation. They observed and / or heard 45 species […]
The co-sponsored NepRWA / DCR Quincy Winter Seabirds Watch went off well considering the 11-inch snowfall the day before. It was a fine sunny morning, about 30 degrees and nearly calm conditions. The group met at the weather shelter, adjacent to the dock at the very large DCR parking lot, and had a strong turnout […]
Eagle sightings along the bank of the Neponset River in Milton are encouraging signs that the river is getting healthier.
A photographic journey along the Neponset River shows progress, but there is still work to be done.
It was a perfect late fall morning, as NepRWA board member, Les Tyrala, led a few adventurous souls on a bird walk along the lower Blue Hills trails. Their tally includes the following: Canada Goose – 3 Mallards – 7 Red-tailed Hawk – 1 Downy Woodpecker – 3 Blue Jay – 1 American Crow – […]
Work has begun on the 1.3 mile section between Central Avenue in Milton and Mattapan Square
These days, it seems that there is a "disorder" for everything and apparently, if you don't get outdoors enough, you may suffer from "Nature Deficit Disorder".
Water testing with a macro lens reveals interesting subjects for our staff photographer.
Watershed Association members have been calling in an impressive collection of wildlife reports so far this year and one backed up her hard to believe claim with a grainy photo worthy of the best Sasquatch hunter.
An early morning walk leads to a rare sighting of Virginia rails.