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  • Introducing Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

    NATURE  by Kezia Bacon, NSRWA Correspondent In late November, Massachusetts Audubon opened Tidmarsh, a 479-acre wildlife sanctuary in Plymouth. Land conservation is always something to celebrate, but this acquisition is also noteworthy for its scope. In recent years Tidmarsh was a working cranberry farm. Before Mass Audubon granted it permanent protection as a wildlife sanctuary,…

  • Make Your Voices Heard!

    Now is the time we need to make our voices heard. Contribute $10 to our Urgent Action Fund to continue NSRWA’s advocacy work to protect our waters. Your dollars support work to: Petition to stop Brockton from killing North River Herring Speak out against dense development detrimental to the health of the North River Alert…

  • Save Money and Donate to NSRWA at No Cost To You!

    Use Giving Assistant to donate to NSRWA while you shop! It’s easy: Giving Assistant helps you donate a percentage of your cash back earnings to us with every purchase you make at 3,000+ popular online retailers. You’ll also find useful exclusive Bed Bath & Beyond coupons, as well as big savings at places like Target,…

  • Give the Gift of Membership

    A gift of membership to the NSRWA offers wonderful benefits that last all year and helps protect our waters. Membership gift packet— $25 and up 2017 Holiday Special $35 Family Membership includes a limited edition Riverhugger t-shirt All membership includes: Our Recreation Guide Map to the North and South Rivers includes local conservation areas to hike, boat…

  • Visiting Marshfield’s John Little Conservation Area

    NATUREby Kezia Bacon, Correspondent I led a walk last weekend at the John Little Conservation Area in North Marshfield. In preparation, I spent some time reviewing the history of that particular part of town. Things have changed, of course, since North Marshfield was developed in the 17th and 18th centuries, yet because certain aspects of this village remain unchanged – especially in comparison to other parts…

  • Volunteer and Make a Difference Locally

    Start the new year right – sign up to be a volunteer! The NSRWA is dependent upon volunteers to help advocate for the health of our waters; to introduce people to the beauty and recreational opportunities along the rivers; and to educate children, families and adults about the history, ecology, wildlife and geology of the…

  • NSRWA is Thankful for Supporters Like You!

    As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, we pause to think about all we are grateful for. At NSRWA we are extremely thankful to have so much support from our community. We are thankful for: Our volunteers! The over 500 people who annually test our waters’ health, monitor herring and horseshoe crab…

  • Sign Our Petition – 2,500 Signatures for 2,500 Dead North River Herring

    Sign here to demand that Brockton stop killing our fish and draining our water resources dry   http://pembroke.wickedlocal.com/news/20171201/herring-make-comeback-in-south-shore-rivers-but-now-face-new-threats On Monday, October 9, 2017 a local resident was walking the shoreline of Silver Lake in Kingston when they noticed thousands of dead fish near Silver Lake Sanctuary. Further investigation by state fisheries biologists confirmed that approximately…

  • Shopping with Amazon Smile Supports the NSRWA

    Did you know that you can shop online AND donate to NSRWA at the same time? The North and South Rivers Watershed Association has a unique Amazon Smile link that makes it easy to shop as well as donate. When you click on our link you are taken to AmazonSmile.com and are automatically asked if you want…

  • 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…