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  • This Year’s Fall Festivals

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Autumn is here. The days are growing shorter, the nights are getting longer, and most mornings there is a chill in the air. It’s a long-held tradition in the fall to celebrate the harvest and acknowledge the change of seasons. Between now and Halloween there are a number of local fests…

  • Marshfield, Boy Scouts and NSRWA Work Hand-in-Hand

    Benjamin Sleeper of Troop 101, Marshfield was one of five Boy Scouts honored at the public reception “Trail Blazing Scouts Lead the Way” on Friday, September 8th at the Marshfield Town Hall. Ben, as part of his Eagle Scout project, designed and built a kiosk that will house the new South River Launch sign created…

  • Hunters Pond Dam Removal Celebrated

    A dedication for the Hunters Pond Dam removal was held on September 6th at Mordecai Lincoln Road in Scituate. The former dam was a head-of-tide dam on Bound Brook, a tributary to the Gulf River which flows into Cohasset Harbor. Removing the dam opened up 5 miles of river habitat, restored 2.5 acres of wetland,…

  • Enter to Win Red Sox Tickets by Joining or Renewing Today!

    Enter to Win Red Sox Tickets by Joining or Renewing Today!

    Join or renew your NSRWA membership before September 22 and you will be entered to win 2 Red Sox tickets for the September 29 game. The Red Sox are playing the Houston Astros at Fenway Park at 7:10 pm. The tickets are courtesy of Mr. Drain. Winner will be drawn from entries on Monday, September…

  • Harvest Moon Feast Welcomes Cooking With Abby to 2017 Lineup

    Monday, October 2, 20176:00 pm–9:00 pmMill Wharf Restaurant, Scituate Get your tickets for Harvest Moon Feast today! We are happy to welcome Chef, teacher and entrepreneur Abby Gray as a new participant in the 2017 Harvest Moon Feast. Cooking with Abby (CWA) is everything culinary! Chef Abby offers cooking classes and private lessons, for both…

  • NATURE: A Pontoon Boat Cruise on the North River

    by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent If you’re reading this article, you are probably aware of the North and South Rivers — two beautiful, healthy, tidal waterways whose watershed comprises much of the South Shore. Chances are, you’ve also spent some time there – perhaps by boat, or with a canoe, kayak or paddle board, or by…

  • The Joy of Learning Through Volunteering

    Volunteer Profile by Steven Reitz Since January of this year, I have been given the great opportunity of working with the team at the North and South Rivers Watershed Association. Sam, Lori, Gabi, and Sara are all great to work with and have really given me the opportunity to learn new things hands-on that a…

  • Amended Pembroke 40B Project Should Still Not Be Approved

    The developer of the River Marsh 40B project at 274 Water Street in Pembroke recently resubmitted to the state for eligibility with a negligible reduction in the number of units. The River Marsh LLC proposal is now to develop 56 townhouse condominium style housing units instead of the original 68 unit proposal. This amended proposal…

  • Bringing Back the Monarchs

    NSRWA Director of Marketing and Communications, Lori Wolfe, is not only a champion of the rivers, she is also passionate about Monarch butterflies. For about 20 years, since her kids were in elementary school, she has been raising Monarchs. It all started with one chrysalis back in Indiana. “We went to our grandparent’s farm in…

  • 2018 MET Grants Will Help Restore the Rivers

    Thanks to people purchasing the state’s three environmentally-themed specialty license plates, two of our rivers, the Third Herring Brook and the South River, will be receiving funding to help restore their health! These grants from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) to 15 projects across the state will restore aquatic habitat, rivers and watersheds, monitor water…

  • 2017 Harvest Moon Feast

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017 6:00 pm–9:00 pmMill Wharf Restaurant Click here to purchase tickets. Save the date for our premiere fall event, the 10th Annual Harvest Moon Feast, at the Mill Wharf Restaurant on Scituate Harbor, Monday, October 2 from 6-9pm. Proceeds from this event directly support our annual Environmental Education programs which provide children and adults…

  • 2017 Herring Count Numbers Are In

    The NSRWA recruited and trained 87 citizen scientist volunteers this year to count river herring migrating into First Herring Brook in Scituate, Third Herring Brook in Norwell and Hanover, Herring Brook in Pembroke, and the South River in Marshfield. From April 1st to May June 14th volunteers spent over 154 hours in 10-minute intervals counting…

  • Great Times at the Great River Race!

    It was a beautiful day to be on the river and a great time was had by all! We thank all of our volunteers and sponsors for helping to make the race a big success. Racers came from all over Massachusetts, and from as far away as Georgia, Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland and Arizona! There…

  • Please Join or Renew Your Membership Today

    Whether it’s drought, runoff, development pressures, or old infrastructure we live in an area where the environment is always threatened. Your gift to the NSRWA supports work that is critical to protecting local waters, from our rivers to our drinking water supplies. We monitor the health of our waters, help remove dams and restore ecosystems, and…

  • A Guided Kayaking Excursion

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Throughout my childhood, my parents organized canoe trips on local rivers. They would invite their friends, who would bring their children, and we’d take the entire day to explore someplace new. What began close to home – the North River, the South River – spread to points all over eastern Massachusetts.…

  • The North and South Rivers – just the tip of the iceberg!

    Did you know that our watershed ecologist, Dr. Sara Grady, also works outside of our watershed? Sara is also the South Shore Regional Coordinator of the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays), which means she works on coastal issues from Cohasset to Plymouth. Here are some of the projects that she has been working on…

  • Summer Interns Provide Invaluable Help to NSRWA

    Summer Interns Provide Invaluable Help to NSRWA

    Our summer interns have been providing invaluable assistance to the NSRWA team this summer, in everything from scientific research to database management. They have had a variety of environmental science experiences including teaching the tidepooling portion of our Estuary Explorers trips, Riverwatch water sampling and shellfish surveys. Here are some reflections by our interns Kate…

  • NSRWA Rain Barrel Raffle Winners Announced!

    The North and South Rivers Watershed Association held a raffle for two custom painted rain barrels at the Norwell and Hanover Libraries. Pat Pervane (shown above) was the winner of the rain barrel created by our Hanover High School intern Caroline MacDonald. Pat is a retired Boston Public School teacher working part time at the John Curtis…

  • New Boat Launch on the South River!

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent I’m so excited to share this news! Thanks to the combined efforts of the Town of Marshfield, Goodwill Hunters, and the North & South Rivers Watershed Association, there is a new launch site for canoes, kayaks, SUPs and other small boats on the South River. Until this spring, those who wanted…

  • Join Us for the Inaugural South River Canoe/Kayak Launch Paddle!

    Tuesday, July 18,  6:00–8:00pm Join us for the inaugural paddle at the new South River canoe and kayak launch in Marshfield! This access point was recently created by the Town of Marshfield in partnership with the NSRWA and Good Will Hunters – all members of the Friends of the South River Park and Greenway –…