Monthly News Items for August 2017

  • The Joy of Learning Through Volunteering

    Volunteer Profile by Steven Reitz Since January of this year, I have been given the great opportunity of working with the team at the North and South Rivers Watershed Association. Sam, Lori, Gabi, and Sara are all great to work with and have really given me the opportunity to learn new things hands-on that a…

  • Amended Pembroke 40B Project Should Still Not Be Approved

    The developer of the River Marsh 40B project at 274 Water Street in Pembroke recently resubmitted to the state for eligibility with a negligible reduction in the number of units. The River Marsh LLC proposal is now to develop 56 townhouse condominium style housing units instead of the original 68 unit proposal. This amended proposal…

  • Bringing Back the Monarchs

    NSRWA Director of Marketing and Communications, Lori Wolfe, is not only a champion of the rivers, she is also passionate about Monarch butterflies. For about 20 years, since her kids were in elementary school, she has been raising Monarchs. It all started with one chrysalis back in Indiana. “We went to our grandparent’s farm in…

  • 2018 MET Grants Will Help Restore the Rivers

    Thanks to people purchasing the state’s three environmentally-themed specialty license plates, two of our rivers, the Third Herring Brook and the South River, will be receiving funding to help restore their health! These grants from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) to 15 projects across the state will restore aquatic habitat, rivers and watersheds, monitor water…

  • 2017 Herring Count Numbers Are In

    The NSRWA recruited and trained 87 citizen scientist volunteers this year to count river herring migrating into First Herring Brook in Scituate, Third Herring Brook in Norwell and Hanover, Herring Brook in Pembroke, and the South River in Marshfield. From April 1st to May June 14th volunteers spent over 154 hours in 10-minute intervals counting…

  • Great Times at the Great River Race!

    It was a beautiful day to be on the river and a great time was had by all! We thank all of our volunteers and sponsors for helping to make the race a big success. Racers came from all over Massachusetts, and from as far away as Georgia, Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland and Arizona! There…

  • Please Join or Renew Your Membership Today

    Whether it’s drought, runoff, development pressures, or old infrastructure we live in an area where the environment is always threatened. Your gift to the NSRWA supports work that is critical to protecting local waters, from our rivers to our drinking water supplies. We monitor the health of our waters, help remove dams and restore ecosystems, and…