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  • VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO!

    DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE PHOTO CONTEST IS BEING MOVED TO FACEBOOK. Voting is now open! Go to our Facebook page to vote for your favorite photos. Simply Like the photos of your choice. The votes from Wishpond and Facebook will be added to tabulate the winners. Voting has been extended until 12:00 noon on…

  • 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…

  • River Adventures Camp Registration Now Online!

    River Adventures Camp – Grades 6-9Participate in activities such as learning kayaking skills, water safety and discovering the natural/cultural history of the area. Life jackets will be provided.  Co-sponsored by the North and South Rivers Watershed Association and the South Shore YMCA. Sessions:Week 1 – Jun 25, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018Week 2 – Jul…

  • Do Your Part at a Town Cleanup Day

    Hanson Clean-Up Green-Up – Sat, April 21 from 8:45am-11:30amCleaner Greener Hingham – Sun, April 22 from 10am-12pmRockland’s Clean Up Day – Sat, April 28 from 8:30am-12pmKeep Marshfield Clean – Sat, April 28 from 9am-4pmScituate Ship Shape Day – Sat, April 28 from 8am-1pmWeymouth Community Clean-up Day – Sat, April 28 from 9am-12pmWeir River and Straits Pond Clean Up – Sat, April 28 from 8am-12pmNorwell Trash Bash…

  • WAA Legislative Breakfast Fuels Action in Support of Water

    The Watershed Action Alliance (WAA) of Southeastern Massachusetts, of which the North and South Rivers Watershed Association is a founding member, hosted a legislative breakfast on April 12th, 2018 at the Massachusetts State House. WAA consists of 13 member watershed and pond associations from Southeastern Massachusetts, representing over 20,000 members. Watershed association staff made presentations…

  • Attend Important Upcoming Meetings

    The NSRWA is in support of the following articles at these town meetings for their potential impact on the environment: Cohasset – Town Meeting, Monday, April 30 Proposed plastic bag ban Marshfield – Town Meeting starts April 23 Article 34. Plastic Bag Ban Town Meeting Warrant Norwell – Town Meeting starts May 7 Click here to read…

  • Should We Ban Plastic Bags?

    NATURE by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent You know how when you enter the grocery store, there’s a receptacle where you can recycle your plastic shopping bags? I always see it and think, “That’s a good idea. I should bring mine.” I’ve actually succeeded in this mission only once, though: partially because I forget, partially because I…

  • “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, bluefish, osprey,…

  • Scituate Zoning Board to Review Housing Project on Herring Brook Meadow

    Here’s some irony! As we prepare for coastal flooding tomorrow…the Scituate ZBA will be reviewing a 40B residential development project that is being allowed to be built in the coastal floodplain next to the Herring River! We are supportive of affordable housing and the intent of 40B, however we have concerns about the health of…

  • Exploring Carreiro Woodland & Two Mile Farm

    NATURE by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent Glancing at a map of the North River as it flows through Marshfield, one sees a lot of green. The riverbank is now a nearly contiguous stretch of conservation land. There’s the 225-acre North River Sanctuary, the Mass Audubon headquarters on Route 3A, near the river mouth, and then a little…

  • kNOw Water, kNOw Beer

    Join the NSRWA at Untold Brewing for an exclusive night of fun, food and facts on Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00pm. There will brewery tours, acoustic live music by local musician Danielle Bayer, trivia, and food from Lavishly Dunn. Tickets are $25 per person and include a 10-oz. pour. NSRWA was the first nonprofit selected by…

  • Scituate Saving Water for People and the Brook

    Scituate Saving Water for People and the Brook

    The NSRWA and MassBays have been working with the Town of Scituate since 2007 to find ways to save water and provide flow in the First Herring Brook, while also making sure that the town has water for its residents even during times of drought. The town had major gains in water savings when an…

  • NSRWA Participates in Weymouth Community Resilience Planning

    Last week the NSRWA staff participated in Weymouth’s Community Resilience Workshop to help identify areas that are vulnerable to climate change and how to make the town more resilient. The town’s vulnerabilities and strengths in their infrastructure, society and environment were examined as they relate to climate change impacts from extreme storms, temperatures, coastal floods…

  • Hingham and Norwell Maps Now Available

    Hingham Parklands for the Public maps are now available at our office. These maps are published by the Hingham Land Conservation Trust to encourage the use of Hingham’s conservation and recreation areas. The map features 78 properties and gives details on the history, wildlife, parking, and more. Hingham is rich in open space, and not…

  • NSRWA/Rhino Shield South Shore Striper Tournament

    Join NSRWA for a fun weekend of fishing!Friday, June 8–Sunday, June 10, 2018 Click here to register. $3,000 in cash and additional prizes for winning anglers. The tournament starts at 5:00 pm Friday, June 8, and catch records can be submitted for eligibility from then until 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 10. Wrap-up and awards banquet to…

  • A Return to the Blue Hills Ski Area

    NATURE by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent I decided in my early forties to learn to ski. At first it was so I could accompany my son, who was into snowboarding at the time, but he eventually decided that basketball would be his winter sport instead. Thus two or three years went by with my skis gathering…

  • Fifth Graders From Abigail Adams Learn All About Water

    The Water All Around You program, funded by our towns, is now in full swing. More than 500 fifth grade students from Abigail Adams Middle School in Weymouth learned about water conservation, as well as local water resources, by participating in the NSRWA Water All Around You program. Funded by the Weymouth Water Department, the…