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  • 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…

  • Green Crab Trapping and Burrow Surveys Continue

    The invasive European Green Crab has been a destructive force around the Gulf of Maine for several years, clearing estuaries of eelgrass as they dig up clams, and destabilizing marsh banks with their burrows. In order to better understand how this invader may be impacting the North and South Rivers estuary, this past summer the…

  • Town of Scituate Receives Sustainable Water Management Grant

    The Town of Scituate was awarded $115,250 from the Water Management Act (WMA) Grant Program, an effort by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) that is intended to help communities with water conservation, source and demand management, and other water withdrawal planning and mitigation…

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

    Sign Our Letter to Protect the North River from a 68 Unit Development

    For more information about the proposed project visit the town of Pembroke’s website . Click here to sign ­February 2, 2017Michael BusbyMass Housing Financing AgencyOne Beacon StreetBoston, MA  02108 Re: River Marsh Village MH#916 Dear Mr. Busby: The North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) is a nonprofit grassroots environmental organization that has been protecting the…

  • Hello, Raccoons!

    NATURE (HUMAN AND OTHERWISE)by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Early one January morning, as the sun was beginning to rise, I opened my back door and was about to step outside when I noticed something unusual in the spot where I would normally place my foot. It was round, furry, brownish-gray, and about the size of a…

  • Iron Mine Brook Project Completed with New Walking Footbridge

    Click here to see the finished project. In November the Town of Hanover DPW removed the Iron Mine Brook culvert. Once the culvert was removed, erosion control was put in place and the stream banks were replanted with native vegetation, the trail leading to the site was cleared and concrete support pads were poured. Recently…

  • Meet Our Winter Intern Tess Walter

    Hello! My name is Tess Walter and I am from Scituate MA. I am currently a senior at the University of Delaware. I am majoring in Environmental Studies and I also have minors in Public Policy and Spanish. I will be graduating this May with the hopes of pursuing a career in environmental policy. Although…

  • State of the Drought

    More than 90 people came to the first WaterWatch Lecture on Wednesday, January 11th to hear about the state of the drought in Massachusetts. Ellen Mecray, Eastern Region Climate Services Director of NOAA’s Eastern Region Climate Center reported that with climate extremes on the rise and increased water withdrawals the drought will continue in the…

  • 7+ Walking Places for 2017

    NATURE (HUMAN AND OTHERWISE) by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent We are fortunate, here on the South Shore, to have access to an abundance of nature preserves. Chances are, if walking in the woods is the type of thing you enjoy, you’re already familiar with World’s End in Hingham and the Norris Reservation in Norwell, local favorites…

  • South Shore Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium Presentations Now Available

    Thank you for attending the South Shore Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium. Many of you have asked for the presentations from the conference. Each of the files can be downloaded from the links below: Presentation 1. Executive Order 569-Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth Presentation 2. Fostering Coastal Resiliency Presentation 3.…