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 goal is a clean, healthy, accessible River and Watershed, from the smallest headwater stream to the wide-open brackish water of the estuary.
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...Find out more »
Dedham, Massachusetts 02026 United States
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....Find out more »
Mattapan, MA 02124 United States
Sept. 18, 2023– Thanks to State Senators Keenan, Collins, and Timilty, NepRWA was awarded $100,000 in this year’s state budget…
State Awards Grants to Neponset River Watershed Communities to Prepare for Climate Change Sept. 6, 2023 — Recently, the Healy…
The biggest challenge in the Neponset is polluted rain runoff from streets, parking lots, and yards. On August 3, 2023,…
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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