Monthly News Items for November 2016

  • Your support is vital to our success!

    Your support is vital to our success!

    Donate Today! We believe that our communities deserve clean, healthy, flowing rivers. To help ensure the health of our watershed, we are educating local residents about water conservation and river restoration. NSRWA engages local youth and adults in hands-on programs that bring people closer to our natural treasures. In 2016, together with our members and…

  • Get Outside On This Long Holiday Weekend!

    REI is encouraging people to get outside this holiday through their #OptOutside campaign. They believe that “being outside makes us our best selves – healthier and happier, physically and mentally. But as a nation we’re still spending over 90 percent of our lives indoors and it’s a trend we need to tackle,” said REI CEO…

  • Scituate 5th Graders Participate in the “Water All Around You” Program

    The 5th graders at Jenkins, Hatherly, Cushing and Wampatuck Elementary Schools learned about their local water resources and water conservation by participating in the Water All Around You program. The curriculum, a part of the regional WaterSmart programming, was created and presented by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association and funded by the Scituate…

  • Friends of South River Park Honor Veterans

    Friends of South River Park Honor Veterans

    The Friends of South River Park and Greenway hosted a reception to honor veterans at Marshfield’s South River Park today. Many people made use of the grounds while enjoying the parade on this beautiful day. The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is a founding member of the Friends of SRPG. The Friends group was…

  • Hanover Middle School Students Monitor Third Herring Brook Restoration

    Students from Hanover Middle School along with naturalists from the South Shore Natural Science Center (SSNSC) are helping to monitor the health of the Third Herring Brook. The program was developed by the SSNSC in collaboration with the North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) and funded through a generous grant from Battelle in Norwell.…

  • NSRWA Reflecting Back and Moving Forward

    NSRWA Reflecting Back and Moving Forward

    The North and South Rivers Watershed Association held their annual meeting on Friday, November 4, with a full house at the South Shore Natural Science Center. The year 2016 has seen lots of changes for the NSRWA. Two long time staffers (or half of the staff) left the organization. Paula Christie, the assistant director for…

  • Drought Responses Around the Watershed

    Our mission is to promote Healthy Rivers, to benefit both ecological systems and human uses. This summer’s drought has brought new urgency to implementing those programs. If the drought has a silver lining, it is that the sudden and severe water shortages are a wakeup call focusing minds on a variety of water conservation and…

  • Record Drought Hits Hard: Vanishing Streamflows Impact Fish and Wildlife

    Severe water shortages forcing communities to face climate change issues, pursue stringent conservation measures. It’s official: the summer of 2016 has been the driest on record! And while July may have been the official start of the drought, unusually dry weather has been happening since January 2015. Overall precipitation was down by over 17 inches…

  • Healthy Rivers are Connected: Restoring Rivers by Removing Dams and Culverts that Block Fish Passage

    Funding for removal of the Cardinal Cushing Dam complete!With a commitment from Federal sources of $98,000 for removal of the dam, all funds are in place and we hope a contractor can begin work this December. Removal of this dam, together with removal of the Mill Pond Dam two years ago, would open unrestricted passage…

  • Celebrate 125 Years of Land Conservation

    NATURE (HUMAN AND OTHERWISE)by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent It’s a big year for anniversaries, at least in the realm of land conservation. Massachusetts Audubon celebrated its 100th birthday this year, as did the National Parks Service. 2016 also marks a milestone for The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR), a land trust here in the Bay State that…