RiverWatch Newsletter

Scroll down for PDFs of past newsletters and Tables of Contents of newsletter from 2008 to 2001. If you would like a newsletter not available on our website (or listed below), we have PDFs of some of them and paper copies of all of our newsletters at the NSRWA office – just ask.

Don Salvatore writes Nature Stories for the NSRWA newsletter. Check out his nature stories and activities at his Backyard Biology website

April 2008 RiverWatch Newsletter

  • Looking Back and Looking Forward
  • Letter from the President
  • Where are They Now?
  • People of the Watershed
  • Rivershed Steward Profile: Jencie Stewart
  • Greenscapes—Taking It to the People
  • Citizen Scientists Needed in the Watershed
  • Nature: Getting a Head Start
  • NSRWA’s 2007 Annual Report
  • Watershed Notes
  • NSRWA’s Spring 2008 Events
  • New Year’s Day Walk Warms Body and Soul

January 2008 RiverWatch Newsletter

  • Our Water Footprint
  • Letter from the President
  • Watershed Notes
  • Watershed Steward Profile: Joe Strazdes
  • River Adventures Camp
  • Meet Our New Board Members
  • NSRWA’s Annual Meeting 2007
  • Balancing Water Supply and Fisheries in First Herring Brook
  • Mass Bays Program: Are We Drugging Our Water?
  • The Sounds of Nature
  • Water Watch Forum Lecture Series 2008
  • Winter 2008 Events

October 2007

  • Fall in the Watershed
  • Letter from the President
  • Watershed Notes
  • Watershed Steward Profile: Don Salvatore
  • 17th Annual Great River Race
  • River Watch Water Quality Testing 2007
  • Mass Bays Program Update: Marine Invasives
  • Nature: Weed Power
  • NSRWA’s Fall Events

July 2007

  • Cleanup Day
  • Watershed Notes
  • Letter from the President
  • Watershed Steward Profile: Ellyn Einhorn
  • NSRWA Intern Lauren Gosnell
  • 2007 Gala River Bid Auction
  • High Price of Green Grass
  • Rain Garden at Norwell’s Cole Elementary School
  • Mass Bays Program Update
  • 5th Annual Kayak Expo
  • Nature: Urban Legend
  • NSRWA’s Summer Events
  • 17th Annual Great River Race

April 2007

  • State of the Watershed
  • Letter from the President
  • Our Newest Member
  • Watershed Notes
  • No Discharge Areas on S. Shore
  • Greener Landscapes
  • Greenscapes 2007
  • Nature: Marsh Fiddler Crab
  • NSRWA’s 2006 Annual Report
  • FHBWI: Herring Re-Run
  • NSRWA’s Spring Events
  • NSRWA’s Benefit Auction

January 2007

  • Community Preservation on the South Shore
  • Letter from the President
  • South Shore Watersheds Need More Attention
  • In Search of the Bad Clam
  • Watershed Notes
  • NSRWA’s 2006 Annual Meeting
  • South River Celebration and Art Show
  • “River Views” House Tour Recap
  • Nature: Solar Energy
  • Green Communities Speaker Series
  • 2007 Water Watch Lecture Series
  • Winter 2007 Events

October 2006

  • Letter from the President
  • Mass Bays Program Update
  • Sudden Wetland Dieback
  • NSRWA People
  • Watershed Notes
  • River Watch Water Sampling ‘06
  • Support CPA in Pembroke
  • 16th Annual Great River Race
  • Nature: Let It Rain
  • Greenscapes Contest Winners
  • River Adventures Camp
  • Invasive Species
  • Fall 2006 Events
  • Green Communities Series

July 2006

  • Letter from the President
  • License Plates to Save the Environment
  • Meet Judy Grecco
  • Raingarden Project Update
  • Watershed Notes
  • Clean Up Day 2006
  • Kayak Expo Recap
  • Nature: Dead or Alive?
  • The Perfect River
  • Stormwater Stenciling
  • Check Your Irrigation System
  • Summer 2006 Events
  • Great River Race

April 2006

  • Letter from the President
  • 5% Day at Whole Foods
  • NSRWA People
  • Watershed Notes
  • Greenscapes 2006
  • Invasive Species
  • Nature: Stay at Home Mom
  • NSRWA’s 2005 Annual Report
  • FHBWI: All Eyes on the Streams
  • “Got Water?” Events
  • NSRWA’s Spring Events
  • Greenscapes Workshop Series

January 2006

  • Letter from the President
  • Remembering Jan O’Brien
  • Survey Says!
  • Problems at Greenbush Layover
  • Welcome MBEA!
  • Watershed Notes
  • Salt Issues in Third Herring Brook
  • NSRWA’s 2005 Annual Meeting
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Wide Roads and Public Safety
  • Nature: Spiders Do It
  • NSRWA’s Winter Events
  • Build Your Own Raingarden
  • Neighborhood Action
  • Water Watch Series 2006

October 2005

  • Letter from the President
  • Low Impact Development DVD
  • Watershed Notes
  • South River Water Quality
  • Annual Riverwatch Sampling
  • 15th Annual Great River Race
  • Teaching Watershed Stewardship
  • NSRWA’s Summer Intern
  • Importance of Buffers
  • Membership Form
  • NSRWA’s Fall Events
  • South River Photo Contest Winners

July 2005

  • NSRWA Partners With Land Trust
  • Letter from the President
  • Gala Auction a Success
  • Watershed Notes
  • NSRWA’s Kayak Expo
  • Jean Foley Scholarship Winner
  • Low Impact Development Update
  • Clean Up Day 2005
  • Mass Bays Program Update
  • Greenscapes Seasonal Tips
  • Nature: You Are What You Eat
  • FHBWI: Watershed Academy
  • NSRWA Summer Events

April 2005 part 1/part 2

  • Watershed Notes
  • Third Herring Brook Stream Team
  • Towns Collaborate to Reduce Stormwater Pollution
  • Annual Report: From thePresident
  • Statement of Financial Position
  • NSRWA Membership List
  • NSRWA’s Gala Auction
  • FHBWI: A Map For All Reasons
  • Scituate Residents Want To Protect Watershed
  • Greenscapes Workshops
  • NSRWA Spring Events

January 2005

  • Volunteer of the Year and New Board Member
  • 2004 Annual Meeting
  • NSRWA’s Benefit Auction ’05
  • Managing Invasive Plants
  • Third Herring Brook Restoration
  • MBTA Salt Marsh Mitigation
  • Nature: Allegheny Mound Ants
  • River Views House Tour
  • Battling a Monster With Tiny Beetles
  • FHBWI: Preachin’ Beyond the Choir
  • 2005 Water Watch Lecture Series
  • NSRWA’s Winter Events

October 2004

  • Help Pass the CPA in Hanover
  • Letter from the President
  • Improving Water Quality in the South River
  • RiverWatch Water Quality Testing 2004
  • 14th Annual Great River Race
  • Mass. Bays Program Update
  • Maxwell Conservation Trust
  • Fall GreenScaping
  • Nature: Mother Nature’s Marvelous Magic
  • Fellowship of the Stream
  • Green Communities Speaker Series (NOTE: Call NSRWA for updated schedule)
  • NSRWA’s Fall Events

July 2004

  • Protecting Open Space
  • Lost in a Rooftop Zen Garden
  • Saving Land in Massachusetts
  • Weymouth Naval Air Station Development
  • Watershed Notes
  • Watersheds Benefit from CPA Passage
  • NSRWA’s Kayak Expo 2004
  • Greenscapes: Beautiful Landscapes that Protect our Water
  • NSRWA’s Clean Up Day 2004
  • Narrowing Window of Opportunity to Save Unique Region
  • South River Speeding Concerns
  • Volunteer Opportunites & Wish List
  • Nature: How Does Your Garden Grow?
  • NSRWA’s Summer Events … including THE GREAT RIVER RACE

April 2004

  • The Business of Watershed Protection
  • Cleaner Streets = Cleaner Water
  • Rainbarrels—Part of the Solution
  • Watershed Notes
  • Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Watershed
  • Nature: Risks vs. Rewards
  • Annual Report: State of the Watershed
  • Financial Statement
  • NSRWA Staff Profiles
  • New Year’s Day Walk
  • Green Communities Speaker Series 2004
  • Volunteer Opportunities & Wish List
  • Spring Events

January 2004

  • Letter from the President
  • Watershed Notes
  • Green Communities Speaker Series A Success!
  • Flora Moynihan Named Volunteer of the Year
  • NSRWA’s Environmental Library
  • 33rd Annual Meeting
  • 2nd Annual Melonseed Race
  • Rivers of the World Tour to Nova Scotia
  • River Adventures Camp 2003
  • Nature: Unwanted Visitors
  • Perspectives: Water, Water Everywhere, But For How Long
  • Thank You, Wish List & Volunteer Opportunities
  • Water Watch Lecture Series 2004
  • Winter Events
  • Membership & Merchandise

October 2003

  • Letter from the President
  • Watershed Notes
  • River Watch Sampling
  • Green Communities Lectures
  • EcoZone Comes to the South Shore
  • Invasion of the Purple Flower Eaters
  • 13th Annual Great River Race
  • Thank You, Wish List & Volunteer Opportunities
  • Indian Head Brook
  • The Tortoise & the Hare
  • Photo Identification Day
  • Fall Events
  • Membership & Merchandise

July 2003

  • These Rivers are Your Rivers
  • Letter from the President
  • Landscaping Tips
  • Free Bilge Socks
  • Watershed Notes
  • Nature: the Bumblebee
  • Guidelines for Paddling Safety
  • River Clean Up Day and Kayak Raffle
  • NSRWA’s Benefit Auction
  • Sea Kayakers Paradise
  • A Field Trip to see a Parking Lot?
  • Cruising down the River
  • NSRWA Menber Survey
  • Great River Race
  • Summer Events
  • Membership & Merchandise

April 2003

  • Protecting the Watershed during the Budget Crisis
  • Letter from the President
  • Mass Bays program update
  • Watershed Notes
  • Nature: Natures Ornaments
  • New Years Day Walk
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Perspectives: Off Balance
  • NSRWA’s Wish List & Thankyous
  • Headwaters of the North River: French’s Stream
  • NSRWA’s Kayak Expo
  • NSRWA’s Forms Boat Pumpout Working Group
  • New Board Member Lance Van Lenten
  • Watershed Neighbor Project
  • River Adventures Camp
  • Geocaching
  • NSRWA’s Benefit Auction
  • NSRWA’s Spring Events

January 2003

  • Letter from the President
  • Welcome new Board Members
  • From the Executive Director
  • Announcing RiverNet
  • Mass Bays Program Update
  • Watershed Notes
  • Nature: The Crown Gall
  • Nature: How Our Waders Became Our Favorite Shoes
  • 2002 Photo Contest
  • Perspectives: Cat’s Eye Views
  • Nature: Angels & Aphids
  • Help for Title V Repairs
  • Annual Meeting and Volunteers of the Year
  • River Adventures Camp
  • NSRWA Events
  • Water Watch Lecture Series

October 2002

  • Introducing NSRWA’s New Executive Director, Samantha Woods
  • Letter from the President
  • Introducing Wendy Garpow
  • NSRWA Bulletin Board
  • Goodbye from Bill Stanton
  • River Watch Water Quality Testing
  • Watershed Notes
  • Nature: What if…
  • 12th Annual Great River Race
  • Perspectives: Xtreme Seasons—Summer of 2002
  • NSRWA Wish List and Thanks
  • Membership
  • First Herring Brook Watershed Initiative Update
  • River Adventurers Camp
  • NSRWA’s Fall Events

July 2002

  • Our Special Place
  • From the President
  • Award for Our Executive Director
  • Watershed Notes
  • MBP Update
  • Continued Success with North River Shellfish Beds
  • Nature: I Talk to the Trees
  • A Journey Up Third Herring Brook
  • Special Places to Visit
  • Perspectives: Leaves of Three
  • Generous Contributions
  • Spring Events
  • Membership
  • Photo Contest Call for Submissions
  • 12th Annual Great River Race

April 2002

  • Stanton is Citizen of the Year
  • Watershed Notes
  • Mass Bays Program Update
  • Nature: Scuba Diving Beetles
  • This Winter’s Events
  • First Herring Brook Watershed Update

Perspectives

  • Affordable Housing and You
  • Volunteer Opportunities/Internships
  • Photo Contest
  • Spring Events
  • Membership
  • Jay O’Callahan Event

January 2002

  • United We Stand
  • Meet New Board Members
  • Website Alert!
  • Watershed Notes
  • Another Year of Success
  • Mass Bays Program Update
  • Annual Meeting
  • Community Preservation Act Primer
  • Stream Team Update
  • First Herring Brook
  • Reading Group
  • Perspectives
  • Wish List
  • Water Watch Lecture Series
  • NSRWA Calendar
  • Membership

October 2001

  • The Power of Many
  • Meet Alison Demong
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Mass Bays Program
  • Watershed Notes
  • RiverWatch Water Testing
  • River Adventurers Camp
  • River Camp Supporters
  • Great River Race Results and Scrapbook
  • Nature: Perfect Predator
  • Perspectives: Wildlife
  • Reading Group Selections
  • Stream Teams
  • Hats and T Shirts for Sale
  • NSRWA Calendar
  • Membership