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  • Marshfield Proposes Plastic Bag Reduction

    The town of Marshfield, like Plymouth and Duxbury before them, is considering a ban on single-use plastic bags. There is current state legislation being considered on the topic, but there is no guarantee it will pass. Rather than wait for the state to act, Marshfield is trying join the other 56 Massachusetts cities and towns that…

  • NSRWA Elects New Board Members

    The NSRWA elected two new Board members at the Annual meeting on Friday, November 3. Brendan Murray and Lindsey Jevne were each appointed to serve a two year term. Brendan is a Senior Investment Director at Putnam Investments. He is responsible for developing and launching new products; defining product messaging for existing products; providing ongoing marketing…

  • Pembroke 40B Housing Project Update

    NSRWA Executive Director Samantha Woods met with an abutter to the proposed 40b Development on Water St. in Pembroke on Monday afternoon regarding the 56 unit housing project being proposed on the North River. A group of concerned citizens has come together to form the group Cap’n River or Citizen’s Against Polluting the North River. They…

  • NSRWA’s 24th Annual New Year’s Day Walk

    Visit the Pratt Conservation Land & South River in MarshfieldMonday, January 1, 20181:00 pm – 2:30 pm Join the NSRWA for the 24th year of ringing in the New Year together by exploring our watershed. This year’s walk will celebrate connecting people to the South River through the addition of a new boat ramp and…

  • NSRWA Annual Meeting – Celebrating Healthy Rivers

    On Friday, November 3, more than 80 people joined NSRWA at the South Shore Natural Science Center to celebrate healthy rivers. The evening began with a reception which was a great time to meet everyone involved in all of the projects. Two restoration projects were highlighted for the evening – the removal of the Tack…

  • Webster’s Wilderness

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent I was asked recently for some suggestions for nature walks near Marshfield Center, and was somewhat taken aback at how many there are, within a small radius. There’s the Bridle Path, accessible from the CVS on Ocean Street; and just across the South River, the Pratt Preserve. A mile from there…

  • Planet Subaru Shares the Love with NSRWA

    Are you in the market for a new car?Planet Subaru of Hanover has selected the North and South Rivers Watershed Association as one of two hometown charities to benefit from its annual Share the Love® event. The event is part of a national campaign run by Subaru of America, Inc., which donates $250 for every…

  • Become a Salt Marsh Sentinel

    As a Salt Marsh Sentinel you can help advance science from your own backyard. All you need to do is spend about 30 minutes, once a year, standing on your dock and answering a brief questionnaire about what you see when you look out at the marsh. As a participant in this exciting new project,…

  • Plant Smart Now to Save Water Later!

    Plant Smart Now to Save Water Later!

    Most people think that fall is the time when everything starts to go into its winter hibernation, but autumn is also the perfect time to plant things for next year. Perennials are plants that come back year after year, and now they will have been marked down as the season ends. There are a wide…

  • 2017 Harvest Moon Feast Raises Nearly $12,000 for Environmental Education

    THANK YOU to all who supported this wonderful event and made it such a great success! Your generosity is greatly appreciated and has great impact in our communities. Environmental education is paramount to making sure our communities’ water is protected. Special shout-outs to: Bob Warner and the Mill Wharf staff for being such wonderful hosts…

  • Electrofishing to Tag Third Herring Brook Fish

    On September 12th, our ecologist Sara Grady joined Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Southeast District Fisheries Manager Steve Hurley and his team to electrofish for eastern brook trout and other fish species in the Third Herring Brook watershed. They were also joined by Geoffrey Day from the Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition (https://www.searunbrookie.org/). Electrofishing…

  • Enjoy the Fall with NSRWA Outdoor Events

    The air is starting to cool and sunset is coming earlier, but there’s still plenty of time to get outdoors and explore. Join NSRWA on one of our fall foliage pontoon tours or walks. Pontoon ToursSaturday, October 7   Historic Fall Foliage Pontoon Tour (2)   11:00-1:00 & 1:00-3:00Sunday, October 8      Fall Foliage Nature Pontoon Tour   1:00-3:00pmFriday, October 13      Sunset…

  • NSRWA Joins Others in Lawsuit Against EPA in Support of Cleaner Water

    On Friday, September 22, 2017 the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance and nine watershed groups from across the state filed suit in Boston’s federal district court asking the court to vacate the EPA’s one-year delay in implementing the state’s new stormwater permit. Joining Mass Rivers were watershed groups representing the Connecticut; Mystic; Taunton; Merrimack; Ipswich; North and…

  • 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…