Healthy rivers and waters don’t happen on their own. It takes education, advocacy, action, and a community that cares to protect our waters.


Protecting our waters. For everyone. For good.


Take Action Today!

Your membership contribution supports our mission to protect local waters. Your support truly makes a difference locally and across the South Shore. Your gift makes it possible for kids and their families to learn about water conservation, gets people outdoors to enjoy and connect with nature, and helps restore the health of our rivers and streams.

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Adds your voice to make change

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Pays for 1 essential water quality test

Open Book

Teaches 10 children in FISH school

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Funds NSRWA's nature-access website

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Gives 20 children Environmental Education

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Chip away at a dam for river restoration


South Shore middle school students learn about their watershed each year


Members supporting the organization


People getting outdoors, hiking, paddling and boating in our watershed every year with us!


Miles of river opened in our watershed by removing dams, supported opening 8 miles in other South Shore watersheds through our MassBays partnership


Volunteers work to protect your rivers, streams and watersheds every year


Acres of shellfish beds reopened to harvers after years of closure due to contamination

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South Shore Explorers – August 4-6

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2021 Great River Race

August 7 @ 10:30 am

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The Natural Beauty, Rich History and Fragile Ecology of the North and South Rivers

August 12 @ 7:00 pm

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South Shore Explorers – August 18-20

August 18 @ 2:00 pm

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