Lawrence Newcomb: Botanist, Conservationist, and a Founder of NepRWA

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 […]

Photos: Hyde Park Paddle with Martha

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. […]

Birds, Seen and Heard, at Fowl Meadow

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 […]

Winter Birds of Squantum Point Park

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 […]

Fall Birding Walk Tally

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 – […]

Do You Have Nature Deficit Disorder?

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".

A Sasquatch Quality Wildlife Photo

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.