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October 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the NSRWA on a guided paddle of the upper reaches of the majestic North River! We will meet at 10:45am at the Hanover Public Launch (2 Indian Head Dr.) in Hanover. Kayaks and all equipment included! Discover the local flora and fauna and history if this beautiful place. Participants will also gain knowledge of how to plan and navigate a trip according to the tides. Single kayaks, paddles, and PFDs included. Paddlers must be at least 12 years and up. Paddlers 12-15 of age must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited.

Cost is $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers, which includes fee for ACA insurance waiver.

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You must have a signed ACA waiver prior to the event.
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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact NSRWA at 781-659-8168 or email

CANCELLATION POLICY: You may cancel with a refund 48 hours before the event, however, membership and credit card fees are non-refundable. If you cancel within 48 hours, we reserve the right to refund 50% of your payment.

WEATHER CANCELLATION: If we need to cancel the event due to weather, we will either give you a refund, or we will reschedule the event. If you cannot attend the rescheduled event, you will receive a refund of the event fee, less the membership and credit card fees.

2020 NSRWA Outdoor Programming Policies and COVID-19 Risk Management 

All participants/parents/guardians will read and sign a COVID-19/Contagious Disease Waiver.

All participants will understand and acknowledge the risk involved in group activities.

Participants/parents/guardians will understand protection against COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed.

NSRWA programming will comply with the current local, state, and federal health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.

NSRWA outdoor programming will be conducted exclusively in outdoor settings. Groups will not be brought inside or into a confined space unless absolutely necessary i.e. lightning storms. If it becomes necessary for groups to be brought indoors temporarily, NSRWA will ensure social distancing to the maximum extent possible.

All NSRWA program staff will be trained in proper equipment sanitation, PPE (personal protective equipment) usage, hand washing, personal hygiene, and respiratory etiquette. NSRWA staff will wear proper PPE.

All NSRWA program staff will be educated in current local/state COVID-19 mitigation guidelines during programming.

All NSRWA program staff will follow the current local/state COVID-19 mitigation guidelines during programming.

Programs will have planned outdoor meeting/gathering locations, and will be done in accordance with current social distancing practices of a 6 ft. minimum.

Participants and staff will do our best to maintain a minimum of 6 ft. during all activities both on and off the water but may need to come closer than 6 ft. to provide assistance to a participant. Staff will wear a face mask when closer than 6 ft. and participants will be required to as well. In the event of providing assistance we cannot guarantee face masks will stay on.

Activity equipment will not be shared among participants and staff. Paddles, PFDs, and kayaks will be used by one individual for the entirety of the duration of the programs.

All equipment will be carefully cleaned, sanitized, and logged after each day of use.

Participants and staff will be required to bring their own personal items including: water bottles, sunscreen, bug repellent, and snacks. These items will not be shared amongst individuals.

All participants will understand and acknowledge the need for close person to person contact in a water-related emergency.

All participants will be given clear and thorough instructions for “self-rescue” techniques when possible. These are techniques used during non-emergency or non-life threatening scenarios where individuals can assist themselves to reduce the need for a staff-participant close contact.

Paddling Specific Policies

All NSRWA on the water paddling programming will be conducted in accordance with the American Canoe Association’s (ACA) Risk Management Requirements.

All NSRWA on the water paddling programming will be planned in accordance with the American Canoe Association’s (ACA) Guidelines for Instructors and Event Organizers

All parents/guardians must read and sign the ACA Insurance Waiver.

Group size will not exceed local, state and federal health safety guidelines. No more than 10 people (9 participants /1 leader).

About Us:

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Inc. (NSRWA) is a non-profit grassroots environmental organization located on the South Shore of Massachusetts dedicated to protecting our waters. The NSRWA was founded in 1970 and has grown to more than 1,900 members today, comprised of individuals, families, businesses, and other environmentally-concerned organizations.


October 10, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hanover Public Launch
2 Indian Head Dr.
Hanover, 02339
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