North & South Rivers Watershed Association

Events

Many events are free but some do require pre-registration. We make it easy to sign up on line and pay when needed. For more events conveniently organized by category please go to the Outdoor Recreation tab on our website.

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  • Portland Gale – 120th Anniversary of a Super Storm

    Portland Gale – 120th Anniversary of a Super Storm

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
    South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell MA

    Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series. Art Milmore, historian and author of And the Sea Shall Have Them All: The Wreck of the Steamer Portland This year marks the 120th anniversary of the Portland Gale, the 1898 storm which struck the New England coast resulting in over 400 fatalities and 150 destroyed boats and [...]

  • Eelgrass as an Ecological Indicator

    Eelgrass as an Ecological Indicator

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
    South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell MA

    Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series. Kathryn Ford, MA Division of Marine Fisheries; Fisheries Habitat Program Leader Eelgrass is the rainforest of the coast. A perennial flowering plant, it adds structural complexity and promotes sediment stability in our waters. A 2017 study to assess eelgrass loss in Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth Bays included aerial [...]

  • What’s the Buzz? Native Bees of Massachusetts

    What’s the Buzz? Native Bees of Massachusetts

    Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
    South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell MA

    Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series. Sean Kent, Education and Summer Camp Director at Mass Audubon’s Museum of American Bird Art Bees are fascinating and an essential part of healthy ecosystems. Although beekeepers have been stewarding honey bees for thousands of years, honey bees are not native to our country and are not the [...]

  • Keeping the Storied Tradition of Boat Building on the Rivers

    Keeping the Storied Tradition of Boat Building on the Rivers

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
    South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell MA

    Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series. Roger Crawford, Sailor and Boat Builder Local boat builder extraordinaire Roger Crawford shares his love for the North and South Rivers and the artistry of boat building. Roger has built over 500 of his “Melonseed Skiff” sailboats, and a variety of other traditional small craft totaling nearly 800 [...]

  • Climate Change and Birds

    Climate Change and Birds

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
    South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell MA

    Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series. Joan Walsh, Mass Audubon’s Gerard A Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology Mass Audubon is building a science-based bird conservation program that works to sustain the diverse and inspiring birdlife that calls the Commonwealth home. Learn about this new initiative, State of the Birds 2017. Discover [...]

  • Atlantic White Sharks - Awareness Inspires Conservation

    Atlantic White Sharks - Awareness Inspires Conservation

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
    South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell MA

    Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series. Marianne Long, Education Director, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) is a non-profit organization supporting scientific research, educating the community, and improving public safety. AWSC strives to increase knowledge of Atlantic white sharks to change public perception, and conserve the species and ensure biologically [...]

  • Panel Discussion: Taking Action on Plastic Bag Use

    Panel Discussion: Taking Action on Plastic Bag Use

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
    South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell MA

    Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series. Janis Owens (Duxbury), Jeanne Ryer (Marshfield) and Ken Stone (Plymouth) This panel of community advocates will describe their efforts on the South Shore to build support for banning the use of plastic bags. Bans have been passed in Plymouth (October, 2016) and Duxbury (March, 2017) and efforts are [...]

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