Monthly News Items for February 2019

  • Become an NSRWA Ambassador!

    Volunteer Lisa Lenon is helping us reach new audiences to grow our NSRWA community. Lenon, our 2017 Volunteer of the Year, originally worked in our office cleaning up our database and sending out new member packets. She has now set her sights on helping us reach new audiences in our South Shore communities. We spoke…

  • Short Winter Walks

    NATURE by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent This winter has been mild so far, but let’s not forget the storms of last March. Spring doesn’t arrive until the 20th, and even then, we won’t necessarily be spared from snow, wind, and bitter cold. It’s not unusual to want to hibernate during the colder months, but stepping outdoors into a natural setting, even for a small…

  • Take Our Pledge and Get Your FREE Reusable Bag!

    BYOB has a new meaning – Bring Your Own Bag. Whether it’s to the grocery store, farmer’s market, pharmacy or retail store, you can make a difference by using reusable bags. By pledging to use reusable bags you can help keep plastic bags out of our rivers, streams and oceans. According to MassGreen.org, 92 cities…

  • New Stewardship Certificate Program Engages Youth in Environmental Stewardship Projects

    New Stewardship Certificate Program Engages Youth in Environmental Stewardship Projects

    The NSRWA’s new Stewardship Certificate is a program geared towards educating youth about the many unique local South Shore habitats, and engaging them to create a stewardship project that has a positive impact on their communities. Students will explore their own interests and passions as they work with the NSRWA to put together a project…

  • New Hope for Maintaining Streamflow in First Herring Brook

    By George Humphrey, Scituate In collaboration with the Scituate Department of Public Works, the MassBays Program and the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, the NSRWA has been shepherding two projects designed to maximize the use of existing water resources in a manner that will protect the fragile ecosystems in Scituate’s watershed. The Reservoir Dam Water…

  • Water All Around You School Program in Full Swing

    By Brian Taylor, NSRWA Environmental Educator The NSRWA has launched the WaterSmart Water All Around You school program for 2019! Since the program started visiting schools in 2008, we have educated more than 25,000 South Shore students. Water is a valuable resource, especially here on the South Shore, so it’s important to use it wisely.…