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  • 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…

  • Amended Pembroke 40B Project Should Still Not Be Approved

    The developer of the River Marsh 40B project at 274 Water Street in Pembroke recently resubmitted to the state for eligibility with a negligible reduction in the number of units. The River Marsh LLC proposal is now to develop 56 townhouse condominium style housing units instead of the original 68 unit proposal. This amended proposal…

  • Bringing Back the Monarchs

    NSRWA Director of Marketing and Communications, Lori Wolfe, is not only a champion of the rivers, she is also passionate about Monarch butterflies. For about 20 years, since her kids were in elementary school, she has been raising Monarchs. It all started with one chrysalis back in Indiana. “We went to our grandparent’s farm in…

  • 2018 MET Grants Will Help Restore the Rivers

    Thanks to people purchasing the state’s three environmentally-themed specialty license plates, two of our rivers, the Third Herring Brook and the South River, will be receiving funding to help restore their health! These grants from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) to 15 projects across the state will restore aquatic habitat, rivers and watersheds, monitor water…

  • 2017 Harvest Moon Feast

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017 6:00 pm–9:00 pmMill Wharf Restaurant Tickets are still available, however, online ticketing has closed. Please buy your tickets at the door. Save the date for our premiere fall event, the 10th Annual Harvest Moon Feast, at the Mill Wharf Restaurant on Scituate Harbor, Monday, October 2 from 6-9pm. Proceeds from this event directly…

  • 2017 Herring Count Numbers Are In

    The NSRWA recruited and trained 87 citizen scientist volunteers this year to count river herring migrating into First Herring Brook in Scituate, Third Herring Brook in Norwell and Hanover, Herring Brook in Pembroke, and the South River in Marshfield. From April 1st to May June 14th volunteers spent over 154 hours in 10-minute intervals counting…

  • Great Times at the Great River Race!

    It was a beautiful day to be on the river and a great time was had by all! We thank all of our volunteers and sponsors for helping to make the race a big success. Racers came from all over Massachusetts, and from as far away as Georgia, Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland and Arizona! There…