Monthly News Items for February 2018

  • Exploring Carreiro Woodland & Two Mile Farm

    NATURE by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Glancing at a map of the North River as it flows through Marshfield, one sees a lot of green. The riverbank is now a nearly contiguous stretch of conservation land. There’s the 225-acre North River Sanctuary, the Mass Audubon headquarters on Route 3A, near the river mouth, and then a little…

  • kNOw Water, kNOw Beer

    Join the NSRWA at Untold Brewing for an exclusive night of fun, food and facts on Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00pm. There will brewery tours, acoustic live music by local musician Danielle Bayer, trivia, and food from Lavishly Dunn. Tickets are $25 per person and include a 10-oz. pour. NSRWA was the first nonprofit selected by…

  • Scituate Saving Water for People and the Brook

    Scituate Saving Water for People and the Brook

    The NSRWA and MassBays have been working with the Town of Scituate since 2007 to find ways to save water and provide flow in the First Herring Brook, while also making sure that the town has water for its residents even during times of drought. The town had major gains in water savings when an…

  • NSRWA Participates in Weymouth Community Resilience Planning

    Last week the NSRWA staff participated in Weymouth’s Community Resilience Workshop to help identify areas that are vulnerable to climate change and how to make the town more resilient. The town’s vulnerabilities and strengths in their infrastructure, society and environment were examined as they relate to climate change impacts from extreme storms, temperatures, coastal floods…

  • Hingham and Norwell Maps Now Available

    Hingham Parklands for the Public maps are now available at our office. These maps are published by the Hingham Land Conservation Trust to encourage the use of Hingham’s conservation and recreation areas. The map features 78 properties and gives details on the history, wildlife, parking, and more. Hingham is rich in open space, and not…

  • NSRWA/Rhino Shield South Shore Striper Tournament

    Join NSRWA for a fun weekend of fishing!Friday, June 8–Sunday, June 10, 2018 Online registration is now closed, but you may register at  Belsan Bait and Tackle  located at 50 New Driftway, Scituate, MA Friday, June 8 from 3:00-7:00pm or Saturday, June 9 from 6:00-10:00am Green Harbor Bait & Tackle located at 239 Dyke Rd # A, Marshfield…

  • A Return to the Blue Hills Ski Area

    NATURE by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent I decided in my early forties to learn to ski. At first it was so I could accompany my son, who was into snowboarding at the time, but he eventually decided that basketball would be his winter sport instead. Thus two or three years went by with my skis gathering…

  • Fifth Graders From Abigail Adams Learn All About Water

    The Water All Around You program, funded by our towns, is now in full swing. More than 500 fifth grade students from Abigail Adams Middle School in Weymouth learned about water conservation, as well as local water resources, by participating in the NSRWA Water All Around You program. Funded by the Weymouth Water Department, the…

  • Scientists Meet to Save Eelgrass

    Eelgrass was a big discussion topic on the South Shore on January 31st. Our Waterwatch Lecture Series featured Kathryn Ford of Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries (MassDMF) discussing eelgrass, and earlier in the day our Watershed Ecologist co-hosted a workshop with MassDMF to come up with a plan for monitoring eelgrass in the Duxbury, Kingston,…