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  • High School Interns Tackle Water Conservation Issues

    High School Interns Tackle Water Conservation Issues

    This spring NSRWA hosted 4 high school interns for their community service projects; Makenna Palzkill, Nick Hoffman and Ryan Kilroy, from Norwell High School, and Caroline McDonald from Hanover High School. All of the students are seniors with an interest in environmental science. The interns came up with ideas to address water conservation issues in their…

  • Coffee and Crabs – Coming to a Living Room Near You!

    A hearty bunch of nature lovers gathered in Duxbury on Thursday for Coffee and Crabs. At a lovely reception at the home of Patricia Boynton, Dr. Sara Grady shared her love and knowledge of horseshoe crabs. (She studied them for her Ph.D. at the Boston University Marine Program.) Sara told everyone about the importance of…

  • The Mass Central Rail Trail

    NATURE –by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Last month I discovered the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail. A friend of mine from college – Karen – lives in Northampton, MA. Just down the road from her house is a municipal bike path – a former railroad bed that has been converted to a paved trail, for use by…

  • Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Removal of Tack Factory Dam

    Nothing could stop the celebration of the removal of the Tack Factory Dam, especially not a little much needed rain! Project partners and friends of the rivers came together to mark this great milestone in the restoration of the Third Herring Brook. Samantha Woods, Executive Director of the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, spoke…

  • Wampanoag Extreme Challenge Paddle

    Make a gift to support the Wampanoag Extreme Challenge Paddle and receive an invitation to join us at the party for great dancing, food, and libations. Show your support and leave a message for the team! Support the Team Today! “We live in an area where the environment is always threatened. We have a lot…

  • Volunteer to Count Horseshoe Crabs in Duxbury Bay

    This April, May and June for the ninth year we will be conducting horseshoe crab spawning surveys in Duxbury Bay. To do this, a team of 2-3 people walks/wades along a ~800 meter stretch of the Duxbury Bay shoreline north of the Powder Point Bridge. The team uses poles and rope to define a 5m…

  • 4th Graders Plant Beachgrass To Protect Dunes From Coastal Erosion

    Scituate 4th graders from Cushing Elementary School helped the Town of Scituate, the North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) and EPA’s MassBays program plant beachgrass at Peggotty Beach on Wednesday, April 12th. Sara Grady, NSRWA Ecologist/South Shore MassBays and Nancy Durfee, Scituate Coastal Resources Officer gave a brief lesson on why beachgrass is important…

  • Interested in Leading Any of Our Outdoor Programs?

    3-Part Trip Leader WorkshopMass Audubon’s South Shore Sanctuaries2000 Main Street, MarshfieldWednesday nights May 17, 24 & June 7, 7:00-8:30 PM(FREE with pre-registration and 3 night commitment.) Register here This workshop, hosted by Mass Audubon, is designed to offer the skills required to lead successful trips for trip leaders from organizations that host events that take…

  • South Shore Striper Tournament

    Join NSRWA for a fun weekend of fishing!Friday, June 9th –Sunday, June 11th, 2017 Click here to register. $3,000 in cash and additional prizes for winning anglers. The tournament starts at 5:00 pm Friday, June 9, and catch records can be submitted for eligibility from then until 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 11. Wrap-up and awards banquet…

  • Three Short Walks in Duxbury

    Nature (Human & Otherwise)by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent As winter turns to spring, the days are often bright but also blustery. The sunshine tempts us outdoors, but the wind makes us reconsider, or at least move faster. These are prime opportunities for short walks. The South Shore is home to a tremendous amount of open space…

  • Great news – another dam in Scituate bites the dust (soon)!

    Hunters Pond Dam Removal and Bound Brook Restoration Project NSRWA Ecologist/South Shore Regional Coordinator for the MassBays Program, Sara Grady, has been involved with this project in two roles – monitoring support and public outreach. She will continue to be involved through monitoring of the project during construction and post-restoration, and promoting the project in…

  • Drought Conditions Improve Across Commonwealth, Water Deficit Continues Throughout State

    From the Commonwealth of MassachusettsExecutive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Governor Charles D. BakerLt. Governor Karyn E. PolitoSecretary Matthew A. Beaton Monitoring of Water Resources to Continue, Indoor Water Conservation by Public Necessary BOSTON – March 10, 2017 – While many areas of the state experienced some levels of precipitation in February, a majority of…

  • Cross-Country Skiing on the South Shore

    by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent As I write this, it’s 70 degrees and sunny, which is more than a little odd for late February. It’s tempting to assume that Spring has arrived, but March lies ahead, and the odds are in favor of more wintry weather. If we get more snow, we’ll have more opportunities to…

  • Martinson 2nd Graders Participate in Water All Around You Program

    Martinson Elementary 2nd graders learned about their local water resources and water conservation by participating in the Water All Around You program. The program was created by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association’s WaterSmart Program (formerly Greenscapes) and is funded by the Town of Marshfield. WaterSmart Program Manager Lori Wolfe, said, “The purpose of…

  • Jacobs School 5th Graders Participate in Water All Around You Program

    Jacobs Elementary School 5th graders in Hull learned about their local water resources and water conservation by participating in the Water All Around You program. The program was created by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association’s WaterSmart Program (formerly Greenscapes) and is funded by Aquarion Water Company. WaterSmart Program Manager Lori Wolfe, said, “The…

  • Foster Elementary 5th Graders Participate in Water All Around You Program

    Foster Elementary School 5th graders in Hingham learned about their local water resources and water conservation by participating in the Water All Around You program. The program was created by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association’s WaterSmart Program (formerly Greenscapes) and is funded by Aquarion Water Company. WaterSmart Program Manager Lori Wolfe, said, “The…

  • 2017 NSRWA Kayak Raffle

    3 Ways to Enter! Join-Renew-Donate Join, renew your membership, or simply make a donation for a chance to win a brand new kayak valued at $599! Supporting your local watershed association comes with great perks – like the chance of winning a brand new kayak! This year’s kayak is an 11 foot Old Town Loon…

  • Map of Natural Resources at 274 Water Street, Pembroke Proposed 40b

    Update on Letter to Protect North River from 68 Unit Development

    Thank you to all who signed our letter to protect the North River from a proposed 68 unit development. There were 571 online signatures sent with the letter to the Mass Housing Financing Agency. There were also several State Representatives and Senators that sent letters asking Mass Housing to deny the proposed 68 unit development. Rep.…

  • “Take Ten” to Help River Herring (These little fish need big help!)

    Herring populations have been declining in coastal streams for a variety of factors including an inability to get to their spawning grounds due to dams or non-operational fish ladders. The herring are important because they are a crucial link in the coastal food chain. They are a source of food for striped bass, blue fish,…

  • Here We Grow Again! Part-Time Administrative Assistant Needed

    Perfect job for a stay at home parent looking to keep their professional skills up to date and put those skills to work for a good cause. The North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Inc. (NSRWA) is a growing non-profit grassroots environmental organization located on the South Shore of Massachusetts. We are seeking a part-time…