Monthly News Items for January 2017

  • Hello, Raccoons!

    NATURE (HUMAN AND OTHERWISE)by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Early one January morning, as the sun was beginning to rise, I opened my back door and was about to step outside when I noticed something unusual in the spot where I would normally place my foot. It was round, furry, brownish-gray, and about the size of a…

  • Iron Mine Brook Project Completed with New Walking Footbridge

    Click here to see the finished project. In November the Town of Hanover DPW removed the Iron Mine Brook culvert. Once the culvert was removed, erosion control was put in place and the stream banks were replanted with native vegetation, the trail leading to the site was cleared and concrete support pads were poured. Recently…

  • Meet Our Winter Intern Tess Walter

    Hello! My name is Tess Walter and I am from Scituate MA. I am currently a senior at the University of Delaware. I am majoring in Environmental Studies and I also have minors in Public Policy and Spanish. I will be graduating this May with the hopes of pursuing a career in environmental policy. Although…

  • State of the Drought

    More than 90 people came to the first WaterWatch Lecture on Wednesday, January 11th to hear about the state of the drought in Massachusetts. Ellen Mecray, Eastern Region Climate Services Director of NOAA’s Eastern Region Climate Center reported that with climate extremes on the rise and increased water withdrawals the drought will continue in the…

  • 7+ Walking Places for 2017

    NATURE (HUMAN AND OTHERWISE) by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent We are fortunate, here on the South Shore, to have access to an abundance of nature preserves. Chances are, if walking in the woods is the type of thing you enjoy, you’re already familiar with World’s End in Hingham and the Norris Reservation in Norwell, local favorites…