Monthly News Items for August 2018

  • Join Us For the National Natural Landmark Ceremony

    On September 23, Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas will appear at a celebratory rededication of the rivers’ National Natural Landmark status. At 1pm there will be a ceremony at South River Park (2148 Ocean Street, Marshfield), where a plaque marking the designation will be installed. The event will also honor the late Senator Paul Tsongas’s commitment to the…

  • Reflections by Andrew Staley, 2018 Summer Intern

    Summer is winding down quickly, and as I prepare to embark on my study abroad experience at the Center for Marine Research at Turks and Caicos, I am finding it so difficult to leave the NSRWA. One might wonder why I am so saddened to end my summer internship at the watershed, as I am…

  • Noteworthy North River Ships

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent The North River today is so serene: it can be difficult to imagine that it was once a booming center of industry. Beginning in the mid-1600s and continuing long into the 19th century, this 12-mile waterway was home to a total of 24 shipyards. Between 1645 and 1871, more than 1,000…

  • Blue Mussels Holding On in North River

    On Wednesday, August 15th, our intern Andrew Staley and our watershed ecologist Sara Grady went snorkeling to gather information about the past mussel enhancements made by the NSRWA near the banks of the North River in Marshfield. The mussel enhancements were made in 2015 by the watershed to boost the population of mussels, a key…

  • Hanover Mall Update

    NSRWA Executive Director Samantha Woods attended the public forum on the Hanover Mall last week and spoke about how the NSRWA is working in partnership with the mall to remove the dam they own on the Third Herring Brook that is blocking fish passage. She spoke about how the redevelopment of the Hanover Mall is a once in a lifetime opportunity to…

  • Thank You to Our FundRacers and Their Supporters

    Our heartfelt thanks to our FundRacers and their donors for generously supporting the Great River Race. The funds raised directly benefit our Estuary Explorers program to bring more kids to the rivers. After conferring with the authorities, we had to cancel the race (for the first time in 28 years) due to the threat of…

  • 2018 Harvest Moon Feast

    Monday, October 1st, 20186:00 pm–9:00 pmMill Wharf Restaurant Online ticketing has closed, but you can still buy tickets at the door. Join us for our premier fall event, the 11th Annual Harvest Moon Feast, at the Mill Wharf Restaurant on Scituate Harbor. Come spend an enjoyable evening sampling dishes from the South Shore’s finest restaurants, listening to…

  • FundRacers Paddle to Get More Kids on the Water

    This year NSRWA introduced a new component to the upcoming Great River Race. FundRacers will be paddling to raise funds for the Estuary Explorers program. This program brings school-aged youth to the North River estuary to engage in guided scientific explorations through hands-on activities. NSRWA Summer Intern Andrew Staley has pledged that the highest contributor…

  • South River Restoration Moves Forward in Duxbury and Marshfield

    NSRWA recently received grant funding to support further study of the removal of two dams on the South River. A total of $12,000 was awarded by the Baker-Polito Administration through the Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) Priority Projects Program. The program provides projects with grant funding, project management, and contracted technical services for wetland and…

  • Searching for Invaders on the New England Coast

    Last week our watershed ecologist and South Shore Regional Coordinator for MassBays, Sara Grady, participated in a marine invasives rapid assessment survey (RAS) on the New England coast with a team of scientists from around the country. The team visited nine docks from New Bedford, MA to Freeport, ME over the course of three days,…