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  • 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 Online registration is now closed, but you may register at  Belsan Bait and Tackle  located at 50 New Driftway, Scituate, MA Friday, June 8 from 3:00-7:00pm or Saturday, June 9 from 6:00-10:00am Green Harbor Bait & Tackle located at 239 Dyke Rd # A, Marshfield…

  • 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…

  • Scientists Meet to Save Eelgrass

    Eelgrass was a big discussion topic on the South Shore on January 31st. Our Waterwatch Lecture Series featured Kathryn Ford of Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries (MassDMF) discussing eelgrass, and earlier in the day our Watershed Ecologist co-hosted a workshop with MassDMF to come up with a plan for monitoring eelgrass in the Duxbury, Kingston,…

  • Scituate Receives $227,309 Grant for Upgrade of the Scituate Reservoir Dam

    This grant is one in a series of grants awarded to the town of Scituate as a result of the North and South Rivers Watershed Association’s and the Massachusetts Bays Program long standing partnership with the town. This grant will help to restore streamflow supportive of herring passage while at the same time protecting and…

  • Tour Untold Brewing to Benefit NSRWA!

    Check out these smiling faces from the inaugural Untold Brewing tour! NSRWA is proud to announce a partnership with Untold Brewing in Scituate. They kicked off their tours last weekend and are offering them every Saturday at 2:00 and 3:00pm. Tours are limited to 10 people each. The cost is $5 and includes a complimentary 10 oz. pour, with…

  • Storm Resources for Coastal Towns Available Online

    With the recent storms affecting the towns on the South Shore, the sharing of information is essential moving forward. There are valuable online resources available to help document storm damage and give  property owners important information on a range of measures that can effectively reduce erosion and storm damage. MyCoast is used to document tides,…

  • Friends of the South River Park receives Grant Funds for Meadow Restoration

    If you have driven by The South River Park on Route 139 in Marshfield throughout the past 3 years you might have noticed volunteers hard at work performing all kinds of landscaping tasks. Flowerbeds have been undergoing restoration, lawns improved, and trees and shrubs getting much needed pruning and feeding. The park is improving but…

  • 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!

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  • 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…