Monthly News Items for July 2018

  • Visiting the Waterfalls of Massachusetts

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Quite by accident, I visited two of our state’s Top Ten waterfalls this summer. One weekend in late June, I went to the Berkshires for work. On my way from the turnpike to Sheffield, a picturesque town in Massachusetts’ southwest corner, I passed a sign for Bash Bish Falls, which I…

  • Stormwater Permit Goes Into Effect

    Following a lawsuit by 10 environmental groups including NSRWA, a long-awaited federal stormwater permit went into effect for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on July 1. The permit requires municipalities to take additional steps to protect rivers, lakes, streams and ponds from polluted stormwater runoff. Contaminated stormwater is the state’s top water pollution problem. A Remarkable Win for Clean Water…

  • Is it possible to overwater your lawn?

    If you said yes, you are correct. Lawns can be overwatered. Too much water weakens the grass, makes it more susceptible to disease and causes “shallow root syndrome.” How much water do you use? To protect public health and safety, as well as our natural resources, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs recommends a…

  • The Great River Race Isn’t Just for Racers!

    The Great River Race is a bit of a misnomer. It is an amazing paddling event on the North River, but not everyone that participates is a serious racer. Lots of people take it at their own pace and just enjoy the scenery. For the less serious, but creative paddler, there is also the Best…

  • NSRWA Seeking Environmental Educator

    This position is a full-time salaried environmental educator for the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, a 48-year-old nonprofit with a purpose to protect our waters through education and engagement programming. This position is responsible for developing and providing watershed based experiential learning programs for all ages that increase our communities’ engagement with protecting our…

  • 2018 Painted Rain Barrel Raffle Winners Announced

    2018 Painted Rain Barrel Raffle Winners Announced

        The winners of the NSRWA WaterSmart Painted Rain Barrel Raffle have been chosen. From the paper entries submitted at area libraries and the online entries, the following winners have been randomly selected: Town             Winner                             …

  • South Shore Voc Tech Student Designs Winning Logo

    North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) partnered with South Shore Vocational Technical High School (SSVT) to come up with this year’s Great River Race logo. The partnership began in 2016 when students from the SSVT Environmental Science class participated in the NSRWA Estuary Explorers program. This year NSRWA collaborated with the Design and Visual…

  • Planet Subaru Donates Program Vehicle to NSRWA

    Planet Subaru of Hanover donated $18,147.00 to the North and South Rivers Watershed Association which was used to purchase a program vehicle. The money was raised as part of the Share the Love® campaign run by Subaru of America, Inc., which donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased through January 2, 2018 to…