Neponset River Water Quality Hybrid Presentation in Canton, March 5th

Community Press Release

The Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA) invites the public to join their Annual Neponset River Water Quality Presentation on Tuesday, March 5 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. The event will take place in the Canton Public Library Community Room, located at 786 Washington Street, Canton.

From May through October, over 40 volunteers collaborate with NepRWA staff to collect water quality samples from 41 sites across the Neponset River Watershed. The samples are then tested for E.coli, Phosphorus levels, and Dissolved Oxygen. The Water Quality Presentation looks at the current sampling data and compares it to previous years to identify long-term trends. This data informs NepRWA’s efforts to monitor the health of the Neponset River and take action as needed.

“The Annual Water Quality Presentation is a great way to bring volunteers and members of the public together to see how things are changing in the Neponset River Watershed,” said Benni Marques, Environmental Science Fellow. “The data collected by volunteers provides valuable insights into the river’s health across various locations.”

In addition to the water quality data presentation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Remedial Project Manager, Natalie Burgo, will provide an overview about Superfund, along with updates about the Lower Neponset River Superfund Site.

The event will be held both in-person and over Zoom, with registration required for both options. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information and registration, please visit

For any questions, please contact NepRWA Environmental Fellow, Benni Marques, at or 781-575-0354 x302

The Neponset River Watershed includes the communities of Dorchester, Hyde Park, and Mattapan; Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Sharon, Stoughton, Randolph, Walpole, and Westwood.  Learn more about the Neponset River Watershed Association at

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