Spring is Time for Renewal

The river comes alive in the spring, and it's a great time to renew your commitment to keeping your local waterways clean and healthy.

March 2015
Ian Cooke, Executive Director

Spring is finally here! The river is emerging from its shrouds of ice and snow and flowing faster. The Neponset’s rainbow smelt will be coming upstream to spawn any minute now, and our water testing volunteers will be dusting off their sampling equipment in just a few weeks.

That also means it’s time to renew your membership in the Watershed Association, or become one for the first time!


Spring smelt runs are a harbinger of spring in the Neponset Valley

Your membership dues are one of the most important funding sources for protecting the river, and they connect you with a community of like-minded activists through our newsletter, emails, volunteer activities, and recreational outings.

Last year our members helped stop water pollution, save more than 100 million gallons of water, open a new two-mile public walkway, and much more.

We have even more ambitious plans for 2015, like:

  • Restoring habitats for native brook trout by removing stream barriers on Pine Tree and Traphole Brooks.
  • Conserving water by expanding our award-winning school education program to reach at least 1,500 students across the watershed.
  • Reducing polluted runoff by building structures to clean up runoff along Mother Brook with the Town of Dedham, and working on stormwater bylaws with eight towns up and down the river.

Make an investment in your family and your community by joining the Watershed Association or renewing your membership today!

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Executive Director Ian Cooke
Ian Cooke
Executive Director

P.S.         A big thank you to all our members who have already renewed this spring!!


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