Monthly News Items for November 2018

  • Coming to a School Near You

    The NSRWA has been hard at work engaging the community this fall season by visiting the local Inly School in Scituate. Sixty students in grades 3 through 6 participated in fun and interactive programs over several days discussing the questions “Where does our water come from and where does it go? What is my impact…

  • The Importance of Herring

    Photo credit Sean Maiorano – Beneath the Surface, Pembroke Our region is recognized around the world as the location of the first Thanksgiving feast. There were numerous inhabitants on the South Shore before the Mayflower arrived, including the Mattakeeset. Descendants of the Massachusett Indians, the Mattakeeset settled on the southern edge of Massachusett territory, and just…

  • NSRWA Annual Meeting Celebrates People Making a Difference

    On Friday, November 2nd, the 2018 NSRWA Annual Meeting drew a full house at the South Shore Natural Science Center. After a cocktail and appetizer reception, President Sally Caverly conducted a brief business meeting. Caverly, who stepped down after a 2-year term as president, received a beautiful framed print of the North River by Mike…

  • Honoring the People Behind the Plastic Bag Bans

    To date there have been 5 single-use plastic bag bans enacted on the South Shore, with another ban coming up for vote in Scituate on November 14. NSRWA honored those people who spearheaded the ban in their town at the annual meeting. Residents from Pembroke, Cohasset, Plymouth, Duxbury, Marshfield, and Scituate, were in attendance and…

  • 120 Years Ago: The Portland Gale

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Friday morning, November 25th, 1898: sunny and clear. Thanksgiving now over for another year, the citizens of Marshfield and Scituate begin their days. Not too cold, not too windy, it is the kind of weather in which people are glad to be outside, soaking up a last few warming rays of sun…