Monthly News Items for November 2017

  • Visiting Marshfield’s John Little Conservation Area

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent I led a walk last weekend at the John Little Conservation Area in North Marshfield. In preparation, I spent some time reviewing the history of that particular part of town. Things have changed, of course, since North Marshfield was developed in the 17th and 18th centuries, yet because certain aspects of this village remain unchanged – especially in comparison to other parts…

  • Volunteer and Make a Difference Locally

    Start the new year right – sign up to be a volunteer! The NSRWA is dependent upon volunteers to help advocate for the health of our waters; to introduce people to the beauty and recreational opportunities along the rivers; and to educate children, families and adults about the history, ecology, wildlife and geology of the…

  • NSRWA is Thankful for Supporters Like You!

    As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, we pause to think about all we are grateful for. At NSRWA we are extremely thankful to have so much support from our community. We are thankful for: Our volunteers! The over 500 people who annually test our waters’ health, monitor herring and horseshoe crab…

  • Sign Our Petition – 2,500 Signatures for 2,500 Dead North River Herring

    Sign here to demand that Brockton stop killing our fish and draining our water resources dry   http://pembroke.wickedlocal.com/news/20171201/herring-make-comeback-in-south-shore-rivers-but-now-face-new-threats On Monday, October 9, 2017 a local resident was walking the shoreline of Silver Lake in Kingston when they noticed thousands of dead fish near Silver Lake Sanctuary. Further investigation by state fisheries biologists confirmed that approximately…

  • 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…

  • Marshfield Proposes Plastic Bag Reduction

    The town of Marshfield, like Plymouth and Duxbury before them, is considering a ban on single-use plastic bags. There is current state legislation being considered on the topic, but there is no guarantee it will pass. Rather than wait for the state to act, Marshfield is trying join the other 56 Massachusetts cities and towns that…

  • NSRWA Elects New Board Members

    The NSRWA elected two new Board members at the Annual meeting on Friday, November 3. Brendan Murray and Lindsey Jevne were each appointed to serve a two year term. Brendan is a Senior Investment Director at Putnam Investments. He is responsible for developing and launching new products; defining product messaging for existing products; providing ongoing marketing…

  • Pembroke 40B Housing Project Update

    NSRWA Executive Director Samantha Woods met with an abutter to the proposed 40b Development on Water St. in Pembroke on Monday afternoon regarding the 56 unit housing project being proposed on the North River. A group of concerned citizens has come together to form the group Cap’n River or Citizen’s Against Polluting the North River. They…

  • NSRWA’s 24th Annual New Year’s Day Walk

    Visit the Pratt Conservation Land & South River in MarshfieldMonday, January 1, 20181:00 pm – 2:30 pm Join the NSRWA for the 24th year of ringing in the New Year together by exploring our watershed. This year’s walk will celebrate connecting people to the South River through the addition of a new boat ramp and…

  • NSRWA Annual Meeting – Celebrating Healthy Rivers

    On Friday, November 3, more than 80 people joined NSRWA at the South Shore Natural Science Center to celebrate healthy rivers. The evening began with a reception which was a great time to meet everyone involved in all of the projects. Two restoration projects were highlighted for the evening – the removal of the Tack…

  • Webster’s Wilderness

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent I was asked recently for some suggestions for nature walks near Marshfield Center, and was somewhat taken aback at how many there are, within a small radius. There’s the Bridle Path, accessible from the CVS on Ocean Street; and just across the South River, the Pratt Preserve. A mile from there…