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  • 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…

  • 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…