Monthly News Items for October 2016

  • Tack Factory Dam Removal Complete

    The removal of the Tack Factory Dam is complete, as many people had a chance to see on the New Year’s Day walk, but work at the site is just getting started. In the coming years we will be recording the recovery of the Third Herring Brook through fish and vegetation monitoring. In addition, we…

  • Iron Mine Brook Culvert Project Moves Full Steam Ahead

    Over the past few years, NSRWA inventoried and assessed all the dams, culverts, and other impediments to natural streamflow in the North and South River systems, and prioritized these for action. Together with Trout Unlimited and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, we determined that removing a small culvert and rock dam near the…

  • Shopping with Amazon Smile Supports the NSRWA

    Did you know that you can shop online AND donate to NSRWA at the same time? The North and South Rivers Watershed Association has a unique Amazon Smile link that makes it easy to shop as well as donate. When you click on our link you are taken to AmazonSmile.com and are automatically asked if you want…

  • NSRWA’s 23rd Annual New Year’s Day Walk

    Sunday, January 1st, 20171:00 pm–2:30 pmCardinal Cushing CentersVisit the Third Herring Brook Dam Removal Site!Join the NSRWA for its 23rd year of ringing in the New Year together by exploring our watershed. This year’s walk will start at the Cardinal Cushing Centers in Hanover where we will take a walk out to the dam removal site on the Third…

  • Help Celebrate Our Many Successes at the NSRWA Annual Meeting

    Help Celebrate Our Many Successes at the NSRWA Annual Meeting

    Friday, November 4, 20167:00 – 9:00 pmSouth Shore Natural Science Center Join us on Friday, November 4th, at 7:00 pm to hear what the NSRWA has accomplished in 2016. Come and get the updates on the Third Herring Brook dam removal and the Iron Mine Brook culvert removal. These two projects combined will open up…

  • See the Photos from the King Tides, Oct. 17-19, 2016!

    Known as a “King Tide” (or locally, a “WICKED wicked high tide”), these three high tides were over two feet higher than average and give us a glimpse of our average high tide sometime around or after mid-century. The Massachusetts King Tides Initiative documents the effects that extreme tide events have on the state’s beaches, coastal…

  • Donate to the NSRWA and Reap the Benefits!

    For our members now taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) from their IRA’s please be advised that Congress has extended the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) law with no expiration date. This extension of the law allows traditional IRA owners age 70 ½ and older to avoid tax on transfers made directly from their IRA to an…

  • South Shore Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium

    South Shore Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Cushing Memorial Hall 673 Main St, Norwell This one-day symposium will present an overview of potential climate change and sea level rise impacts on the South Shore, tools and funding options available to communities, and case studies of successful strategies used at the local level to address…