The River has come a long way from its days as a severely polluted industrial river. Today, most streams in the Neponset River system meet swimmable standards during dry weather, and much of the river has been opened up for canoeing, bike paths and waterfront parks.
Their Mission Statement
To protect the water, wildlife and land of the Neponset River and Watershed.
Their goal is a clean, healthy, accessible river and watershed, from the smallest headwater stream to the wide-open brackish water of the estuary.
A Unique Natural Resource
The Neponset River Watershed is:
A 120-square mile area that drains into the Neponset River
A home to 330,000+ people
A drinking water source to 120,000 people
A destination for hikers, cyclists, fishermen, and paddlers. It offers invaluable habitat for their native fish and wildlife.
The 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, Westwood
Working in Your Neighborhood
Their members, volunteers and staff are working in your neighborhood, every day, to stop water pollution, educate area residents, monitor river health, conserve water, open the watershed to recreation, and restore fish and wildlife habitats.
Where is Neponset River Watershed Association ("NepRWA")