October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is partnering with the Friends of South River Park for a morning of property maintenance and invasive management at beautiful South River Park in Marshfield on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00am-12:00pm. South River Park provides open space in a densely populated commercial area, which means that those who live and work nearby have convenient access to a beautiful, natural landscape. Before the park was established, the property had become overgrown with invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed. Established in 2012, the South River Park features a granite tribute to soldiers who served in recent wars. Over 1200 names of Marshfield residents who served in the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Conflicts are inscribed on the large memorial. South River Park serves as a companion to Veterans Memorial Park, another historic park that has honored the deceased veterans since the 1940’s and is just upstream from South River Park.
South River Park also features a marker acknowledging the North and South Rivers’ National Natural Landmark status. Although the designation was put in place in 1977, the marker was not installed until 2017. It reads “This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation’s natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of the environment.” The honor was conferred by the National Park Service and the US Department of the Interior.
South River Park is part of a longer-term plan for the Town of Marshfield — connecting all of the green spaces along the South River in the downtown area to create a South River Greenway.
Please join us as we help to care for this special property located at 2148 Ocean Street in Marshfield. Bring your gardening gloves and hand tools. Rakes, garbage bags, and snacks will be provided by the Friends of the South River Park. Register here to attend.
- October 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- North and South Rivers Watershed Association
- Friends of South River Park