The Neponset Awaits

Since our founding in 1967, our mission has been to protect and restore the natural resources of the Neponset River, its tributaries, and surrounding watershed lands for the benefit of present and future generations.

Our Work

Our goal is a clean, healthy, accessible River and Watershed, from the smallest headwater stream to the wide-open brackish water of the estuary.

Upcoming Events

Adapting to Wild Weather

Our changing climate means more extreme weather is coming our way. Let’s talk about what we can do! Join NepRWA Watershed Resilience Planner, Jeff Frisch, and learn about practical measures...

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Dedham Public Library, 43 Church Street
Dedham, Massachusetts 02026 United States
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Neponset River Guided Paddle

Join NepRWA staff on a guided tour of the Neponset River. This is a FREE event for NepRWA members or $20 per boat for non-members. We’ll launch from Central Ave....

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Central Avenue Canoe Launch, 12 Central Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02124 United States
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Latest News

The Neponset River Watershed is:

  • 120 square miles of land
  • a 29-mile-long Neponset River – beginning at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough and ending at the rainbow-painted gas tank by Route 93 in Dorchester
  • 120,000 residents who get some or all of their drinking water from within the Watershed
  • 330,000+ residents who live, work, and play in its 14 communities

The Neponset Watershed includes parts of 14 cities and towns: Boston (Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Dorchester), Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, and Westwood.

Explore the Neponset River, estuary, and ponds by canoe or kayak.

NepRWA relies on the generosity of our members to fund many of our programs, including water sampling, habitat restoration, education, environmental justice, and advocacy.

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