Monthly News Items for September 2017

  • Electrofishing to Tag Third Herring Brook Fish

    On September 12th, our ecologist Sara Grady joined Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Southeast District Fisheries Manager Steve Hurley and his team to electrofish for eastern brook trout and other fish species in the Third Herring Brook watershed. They were also joined by Geoffrey Day from the Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition (https://www.searunbrookie.org/). Electrofishing…

  • Enjoy the Fall with NSRWA Outdoor Events

    The air is starting to cool and sunset is coming earlier, but there’s still plenty of time to get outdoors and explore. Join NSRWA on one of our fall foliage pontoon tours or walks. Pontoon ToursSaturday, October 7   Historic Fall Foliage Pontoon Tour (2)   11:00-1:00 & 1:00-3:00Sunday, October 8      Fall Foliage Nature Pontoon Tour   1:00-3:00pmFriday, October 13      Sunset…

  • NSRWA Joins Others in Lawsuit Against EPA in Support of Cleaner Water

    On Friday, September 22, 2017 the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance and nine watershed groups from across the state filed suit in Boston’s federal district court asking the court to vacate the EPA’s one-year delay in implementing the state’s new stormwater permit. Joining Mass Rivers were watershed groups representing the Connecticut; Mystic; Taunton; Merrimack; Ipswich; North and…

  • This Year’s Fall Festivals

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Autumn is here. The days are growing shorter, the nights are getting longer, and most mornings there is a chill in the air. It’s a long-held tradition in the fall to celebrate the harvest and acknowledge the change of seasons. Between now and Halloween there are a number of local fests…

  • Marshfield, Boy Scouts and NSRWA Work Hand-in-Hand

    Benjamin Sleeper of Troop 101, Marshfield was one of five Boy Scouts honored at the public reception “Trail Blazing Scouts Lead the Way” on Friday, September 8th at the Marshfield Town Hall. Ben, as part of his Eagle Scout project, designed and built a kiosk that will house the new South River Launch sign created…

  • Hunters Pond Dam Removal Celebrated

    A dedication for the Hunters Pond Dam removal was held on September 6th at Mordecai Lincoln Road in Scituate. The former dam was a head-of-tide dam on Bound Brook, a tributary to the Gulf River which flows into Cohasset Harbor. Removing the dam opened up 5 miles of river habitat, restored 2.5 acres of wetland,…

  • Enter to Win Red Sox Tickets by Joining or Renewing Today!

    Enter to Win Red Sox Tickets by Joining or Renewing Today!

    Join or renew your NSRWA membership before September 22 and you will be entered to win 2 Red Sox tickets for the September 29 game. The Red Sox are playing the Houston Astros at Fenway Park at 7:10 pm. The tickets are courtesy of Mr. Drain. Winner will be drawn from entries on Monday, September…

  • Harvest Moon Feast Welcomes Cooking With Abby to 2017 Lineup

    Monday, October 2, 20176:00 pm–9:00 pmMill Wharf Restaurant, Scituate Get your tickets for Harvest Moon Feast today! We are happy to welcome Chef, teacher and entrepreneur Abby Gray as a new participant in the 2017 Harvest Moon Feast. Cooking with Abby (CWA) is everything culinary! Chef Abby offers cooking classes and private lessons, for both…

  • NATURE: A Pontoon Boat Cruise on the North River

    by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent If you’re reading this article, you are probably aware of the North and South Rivers — two beautiful, healthy, tidal waterways whose watershed comprises much of the South Shore. Chances are, you’ve also spent some time there – perhaps by boat, or with a canoe, kayak or paddle board, or by…