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Neponset River Greenway Council Meeting

Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
District E-18 Police Station, 1249 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, MA

Join us for our monthly meeting as we discuss progress of construction of the Neponset Trail and other issues along the Neponset River Greenway with staff from the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation, which manages it, the police who patrol it, and concerned citizens. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at rotating locations in communities of the Lower Neponset.  Follow us on Facebook. The agenda is at

Future Greenway Council meetings
July 5, 2017             Port Norfolk Yacht Club, Dorchester
August 2, 2017        Foley Senior Residences, Mattapan
September 6, 2017  Milton Yacht Club, Milton

October 4, 2017       District E-18 Police Station, Hyde Park

Along the Trail:

Port Norfolk Park Opening Ceremony, May 6, 2017
On Saturday, May 16, Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, and a host of other local politicians and Port Norfolk's John Lyons spoke to a crowd gathered on a sometimes sunny May afternoon to open the newest park along our greenway

Mattapan-Milton Trail Segment Soft Opening
On Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm, the newest section of the Neponset Trail opened for public use. By Saturday afternoon, it was already being heavily used. There will be a formal opening later this year. The Dorchester Reporter has a nice article.

           Heading over the Canopy Bridge                               The Harvest River Bridge

Mattapan-Milton Trail Walk, Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Greenway Council promised to lead a walk from Mattapan Station to Central Ave. and back as soon as we could get the word out that the trail was opened. Jessica Mink and Lee Toma led a walk on the new trail on Sunday after an announcement went out on Saturday.

New Stop signs on Central Ave. in Milton
After too many trolley-car crashes and just in time for the trail opening and , the Town of Milton put up stop signs on Central Ave. to force cars to stop before crossing the trolley tracks and the trail.
Here's the Dorchester Reporter article.


Neponset Trail Ride, Saturday, May 27, 2017
On Saturday, May 27, we had a beautiful day for a ride on the full length of the current and future Neponset Trail from Paul's Bridge on the edge of the Blue Hills to Castle Island in South Boston. (route and photos)

Neponset River Watershed Association Fiftieth Annual Meeting
On Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30pm at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood,
1125 Boston-Providence Highway (Rt 1), enjoy a delicious buffet dinner; historical anecdotes and reflections by NepRWA Executive Director, Ian Cooke; special recognition of volunteers, past employees, and friends of the river; and a kayak raffle drawing. Guests will also get a free copy of the brand new Neponset River Paddle Guide!
Click here for info and to register

Inter-Neighborhood Ride Series
A group of bicyclists in diverse neighborhoods of Boston have been planning rides in each of those neighborhoods. Rain dates are in parentheses.
Keep track of these rides on Facebook.
Roslindale: Saturday, June 3rd (Sat. June 17th), Noon
    Start at Roslindale Farmers Market
Quincy: Saturday, July 8th (Sun. July 9th) 9am
    Start at Quincy City Hall
Dorchester: Saturday, August 5th (Sun. August 6) at 10:30
   Start at Ashmont Cycles
Mattapan: Saturday, September 23rd (Sat. September 30) 1pm
   Start at Mattapan T Station

Geology Tour of The Trustees Signal Hill Reservation in Canton
On Saturday July 8, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm, join long time NepRWA board member, and The Trustees volunteer, Les Tyrala, registered geologist, for a co-sponsored tour with the Neponset River Watershed Association at the Trustees Signal Hill Reservation in Canton.
Click here for more information and to register.

-Jessica Mink (who took all of the pictures)

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