Congratulations to our Art for Water winners, and thank you to everyone who signed our clean water pledge or made a donation for clean water. And thank you to all of the artists who contributed their beautiful artwork! With your help, we increased awareness about the importance of reducing stormwater pollution and keeping our waters clean, and raised $3,070 for clean waters and healthy rivers. Thank you for making a difference locally!

The winners are:

Artwork #/Artist               Winner/Town
#1 by artist Becky O’Toole – Michael Wolfe, Marshfield
#2 by artist Cindy McEachern – Nikki Gabardi, Marshfield
#3 by artist Fish McGill – Patti Gunnarson, Marshfield
#4 by artist Howie Green – Teeka Isakson, Kingston
#5 by artist Liz Holbrook – Jill Powell, Hingham
#6 by artist Marie Pope – Heather Sanda, Plympton
#7 by artist Matthew Zaremba – Kristin Ziegler, Weymouth
#8 by artist Nancy Robertson – Joan Cassiani, Hingham
#9 by artists North River Arts Society – Joan Geddes, Hanover
#10 by artist Pamela Denholm – Susan Corlies, Rockland
#11 by artist Sally Dean – Nancy Robertson, Scituate
#12 by artist Sheryl Pace – Carol Jankowski, Plymouth
(See artwork below)

Please help us keep the South Shore’s waters safe and clean for boating, fishing and swimming, as well as for all the wildlife that call our waters home. Take the pledge to help keep our waters clean, and enter to win one of 12 wall hangings. Your donation advances NSRWA’s efforts for clean waters and healthy rivers on the South Shore. (A donation is not required to win.)

Did you know that storm drains empty unfiltered water into our local rivers and streams?

During rain storms, the excess flow of water from our streets, roads and sidewalks finds its way into our local waterways.  Storm drains empty unfiltered directly into our water bodies, so anything that goes into storm drains goes directly into our streams, ponds, rivers, and ultimately the ocean. This is called stormwater pollution, and is the leading cause of water pollution. There are things you can do to help keep our waters clean and prevent flooding as well.

What can I do to help keep storm drains clean?

  • Pick up trash and clear any debris blocking the storm drain
  • Never dump anything in storm drains, ditches, or streams
  • Pick up after your pet and don’t throw pet waste bags down the storm drain

This Art for Water campaign is a part of the WaterSmart program. WaterSmart is a nonprofit partnership between the NSRWA and 12 towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth. Our programs are based on the belief that education is key. Since its creation, WaterSmart has educated thousands of local school-age children, adults, and businesses on water conservation, stormwater pollution, where their water comes from, and how to care for it.

#1 – Artist Becky O’Toole

#2 – Artist Cindy McEachern

#3 – Artist Fish McGill

#4 – Artist Howie Green

#5 – Artist Liz Holbrook

#6 – Artist Marie Pope

#7 – Artist Matthew Zaremba

#8 – Artist Nancy Robertson

#9 – Artists North River Arts Society

#10 – Artist Pam Denholm


#11 – Artist Sally Dean

#12 – Artist Sheryl Pace

Click here to take the pledge, make a donation, and register for the drawing.