Monthly News Items for August 2016

  • A Century of National Parks

    NATURE (HUMAN AND OTHERWISE)by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent This summer the National Park Service of the United States celebrated its 100th birthday. A century ago, on August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created a federal bureau within the Department of the Interior to oversee the country’s already-existing 35 national parks and monuments, as…

  • NSRWA Helps Businesses on the South Shore Save Water

    The Greenscapes program, managed by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, is helping businesses on the South Shore do their part to save water during the drought. Through the WaterSmart Business Program and Rain Sensor Giveaway, commercial properties can lead the way in their communities. When a business enrolls in the WaterSmart program, they…

  • What You Can Do To Help Save Water During the Drought

    Thursday morning the United States Drought Monitor more than quadrupled the area of the state considered to be under an extreme drought. A major portion of that area includes the towns on the South Shore. The U.S. Drought Monitor last week put a total of 3.66 percent of the state in the “extreme drought” category,…

  • Harvest Moon Feast Proceeds Connect Kids to Our Rivers

    Advance tickets now available online Join us for our premiere fall event, the 9th Annual Harvest Moon Feast, at the Mill Wharf Restaurant on Scituate Harbor, Monday, September 26th from 6-9pm. Proceeds from this event directly support our annual Environmental Education programs which provide children and adults unique opportunities to engage in hands-on environmental science and to…

  • PUBLIC NOTICE – Scituate Sewer Discharge

    UPDATE: The town of Scituate Board of Health agent and Harbormaster tested the First Herring Brook yesterday (Friday August 5th) and the water quality met water quality standards. No contamination from the sewer discharge was evident and the town is working with the private property owner to remedy the situation. The town of Scituate should…

  • Towns Implement Stricter Water Restrictions as Drought Continues

    As the drought in eastern Massachusetts continues, many towns on the South Shore are implementing stricter water restrictions. At the town meeting in Scituate Tuesday night, DPW Director Kevin Cafferty reported that the town only has a 30- to 45-day supply of water left. According to an article by WATD reporter Charles Mathewson, Scituate has…