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  • Stormwater Permit Goes Into Effect

    Following a lawsuit by 10 environmental groups, a long-awaited federal stormwater permit went into effect for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on July 1. The permit requires municipalities to take additional steps to protect rivers, lakes, streams and ponds from polluted stormwater runoff. Contaminated stormwater is the state’s top water pollution problem. A Remarkable Win for Clean Water “This is…

  • Is it possible to overwater your lawn?

    If you said yes, you are correct. Lawns can be overwatered. Too much water weakens the grass, makes it more susceptible to disease and causes “shallow root syndrome.” How much water do you use? To protect public health and safety, as well as our natural resources, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs recommends a…

  • The Great River Race Isn’t Just for Racers!

    The Great River Race is a bit of a misnomer. It is an amazing paddling event on the North River, but not everyone that participates is a serious racer. Lots of people take it at their own pace and just enjoy the scenery. For the less serious, but creative paddler, there is also the Best…

  • NSRWA Seeking Environmental Educator

    This position is a full-time salaried environmental educator for the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, a 48-year-old nonprofit with a purpose to protect our waters through education and engagement programming. This position is responsible for developing and providing watershed based experiential learning programs for all ages that increase our communities’ engagement with protecting our…

  • 2018 Painted Rain Barrel Raffle Winners Announced

    2018 Painted Rain Barrel Raffle Winners Announced

        The winners of the NSRWA WaterSmart Painted Rain Barrel Raffle have been chosen. From the paper entries submitted at area libraries and the online entries, the following winners have been randomly selected: Town             Winner                             …

  • South Shore Voc Tech Student Designs Winning Logo

    North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) partnered with South Shore Vocational Technical High School (SSVT) to come up with this year’s Great River Race logo. The partnership began in 2016 when students from the SSVT Environmental Science class participated in the NSRWA Estuary Explorers program. This year NSRWA collaborated with the Design and Visual…

  • Planet Subaru Donates Program Vehicle to NSRWA

    Planet Subaru of Hanover donated $18,147.00 to the North and South Rivers Watershed Association which was used to purchase a program vehicle. The money was raised as part of the Share the Love® campaign run by Subaru of America, Inc., which donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased through January 2, 2018 to…

  • Rockland’s Rail Trail

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Do you know about the Hanover Branch Railroad? It extended 7.8 miles from Hanover Four Corners, through South and West Hanover, across Rockland, to North Abington, where it connected with the Old Colony Railroad to Plymouth. Incorporated in 1846, and constructed over the better part of the next 20 years, it officially opened for service in 1868. E. Y.…

  • Enter to Win a Painted Rain Barrel!

    The North and South Rivers Watershed Association, in conjunction with WaterSmart South Shore, is holding a painted rain barrel raffle. The NSRWA is collaborating with ten artists and groups on the South Shore for this public art project. A big thank you goes out to our participating artists and groups: Duxbury – Todd Alvey, Atlantic…

  • Letting the Rivers Flow

    On Tuesday, June 19th, NSRWA hosted the premier showing of the new movie short “Letting the Rivers Flow” at the North River Theater in Norwell. Created and filmed by Lauren Owens-Lambert, the movie showcases the removal of the Tack Factory Dam on the Third Herring Brook. The story chronicles the history of the project as…

  • NSRWA Photo Contest Winners Announced

    The winners of the NSRWA Open the Door to the South Shore Photo Contest have been determined. Prize Winners: 1st place: Lisa Irwin – Private NSRWA guided boat tour of the North River for six people (value: $500) 2nd place: Heather Guerard – Two tickets on a NSRWA boat tour of your choice (value: $150) 3rd place:…

  • 2018 NSRWA/Rhino Shield South Shore Striper Tournament Reels in Big Winners!

    The North and South Rivers Watershed Association held their 2nd Annual South Shore Striper Tournament this past weekend. This year Rhino Shield New England came on board as the Premier Sponsor. One-hundred twenty-eight anglers of all ages participated in the event in five different categories: Motorized Boat Angler, Adult; Motorized Boat Angler, 12 and under; Shore Angler,…

  • 2018 Striper Tournament Leader Board

    Check here to see the latest and largest catch in your category. Last updated 12:10PM Sunday, June 10th   Motorized Boat Angler, Adult  John Paul Adams: 45″                 B031 Motorized Boat Angler, 12 and under  1st – Michael Hussy: 31.5               2nd –…

  • Try Yoga at the River’s Edge This Summer

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent It is morning on the river. The sun has risen enough to bring its warmth to the day. Trees sway gently in the breeze. Fluffy clouds dot the blue sky. An occasional bird flies by. Listening closely, we can hear water lapping at the shore. This is the setting for Yoga…

  • VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO!

    Voting is now closed. The votes from Wishpond and Facebook will be added to tabulate the winners. Stay tuned for the list of winners. Prizes: 1st place: Private NSRWA guided boat tour of the North River for six people (value: $500) 2nd place: Two tickets on a NSRWA boat tour of your choice (value: $150)…

  • Get Your FREE NSRWA Canoe and Kayak Guide

    Want to get out on the North or South River but don’t know how? The rivers are tidal so you have to time the tides. The NSRWA Canoe and Kayak Guide has great information about tides, water conditions and launching sites along the North and South Rivers. Click here to get your FREE download today*.…

  • South River Herring Can’t Get Past the Dam Fish Ladder!

    In the spring, river herring migrate almost nine miles from Massachusetts Bay to the fish ladder on the South River at the Veterans Memorial Park dam in Marshfield in order to further their species, but it is there that they are being stopped despite the existence of a fish ladder at the dam. The South…

  • Catch and Release the Right Way

    By Kevin Cassidy, NSRWA Board MemberStriped bass support one of the most important and exciting recreational fisheries in Massachusetts, and we are lucky to have striped bass in the North and South Rivers to fish for and enjoy. But it’s important that we protect and preserve the striped bass to ensure it thrives in our…

  • NSRWA Hosts Family Fishing Outing

    A great day was had by all at the Kids Intro to Fishing and Family Picnic on Saturday, May 5th! Families from across the South Shore got together to fish the Indian Head River at Luddam’s Ford.  Kids brought their fishing rods and the parents brought the picnic. The weather was fair and the kids…

  • A Visit to Stetson Meadows in Norwell

    NATURE by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent While enjoying one of NSRWA’s pontoon boat cruises last summer, I noticed a new bench in the woods in Norwell. Or maybe it was just new to me! The bench was nestled into the hillside, overlooking the North River, in the Stetson Meadows Conservation Area — a place I hadn’t…