Slavery and Black Life in North River Communities, 1673-1865 – Zoom event

Part of our WaterWatch Lecture Series. Wayne Tucker, Eleven Names Project In 1673, Scituate shipbuilder Walter Briggs purchased Maria, an African child, from a Boston widow. For the next 110 years, slavery was a legal, widespread, and a mundane fact of life in the communities surrounding the North River. Local shipyards exploited enslaved labor. Ships […]

Making Salt Marshes More Climate Resilient – Zoom event

Part of our WaterWatch Lecture Series. Tom Bell, Hydrologist and GIS expert, Sara Grady, NSRWA Watershed Ecologist and Mass Bays South Shore Regional Coordinator, and Danielle Perry, MassAudubon Coastal Resilience Program Director  Restoring, healing, and adapting our local salt marshes to withstand rising sea levels will be important to maintain their ecological values in a […]

Climate Cafe at Stellwagen Brewery – Zoom and Live event

Part of our WaterWatch Lecture Series. NSRWA and Mass Audubon Education Staff The Climate Cafe model, used globally, is a forum for judgment-free, informal climate conversations in local communities. These conversations not only foster an understanding of climate change and its local impacts, but also equip participants with the skills and confidence they need to […]

NSRWA Walking Club – Driftway Conservation Park, Scituate

NSRWA Walking Club – Driftway Conservation Park in Scituate Saturday, March 11 10:00am - 11:30pm Please join us on March 11th as we explore Driftway Conservation Park in Scituate. This 334-acre  property features a panoramic view of the Herring River and its salt marshes. Walking trails, a fishing pier, a small trailered boat launching ramp, […]

Gardening Green Expo 2023

Kennedy's Country Gardens 85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, Scituate, MA, United States

Join Us for Gardening Green Expo 2023! CLIMATE-WISE GARDENING After the heat and drought of recent years, gardeners are looking for ways to reevaluate their plant choices for future climate extremes. Reducing lawn and incorporating native plants can save water, reduce flooding, and they don’t require fertilizer or pesticides. Native plants and trees require less […]

Learn More About The Indian Head River Restoration

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) and the towns of Hanover, Hanson and Pembroke invite residents and others interested to learn more about the potential for reconnecting and restoring the health of the Indian Head River (IHR). This information session will be held via Zoom. When: Thursday, March 30 at 7pm What: Last year, the […]

NSRWA Walking Club – Denham Pond, Hanover

NSRWA Walking Club – Denham Pond in Hanover Saturday, April 8 10:00am - 11:30pm Please join Walking Club Guest Host Chris Jacobs on Saturday, April 8th, as we explore Denham Pond in Hanover.  Chris Jacobs is a non-profit professional with over 25 years of experience educating about and advocating for the natural world. Chris has a […]

New Trail Exploration and Dedication Along the Indian Head River

New Trail Exploration and Dedication Along the Indian Head River Saturday, May 13 9 am - 11 am Hanover Canoe Launch Free Event! Register HERE Join the Indian Head River Trail Coalition for a walk in Hanover on Saturday May 13 at 9:00 AM as we officially unveil the new Mattakeeset trail and “Chapman’s Landing […]


NSRWA Walking Club – Norris Reservation in Norwell

NSRWA Walking Club - Norris Reservation in Norwell Saturday, May 13 10:00-11:30am Join us for Walking Club in May, our Guest Host for this month is Liam Norton. Liam is an avid birder, science educator, traveler, and photographer born and raised in Scituate, Massachusetts. He is a Bird Tour Leader for Birding Scituate, who recently graduated […]

Crabby Kids 2023

Howland's Landing 23 Howland's Landing, Duxbury, MA, United States

This event is full. Crabby Kids 2023 Saturday June 3 9:30-11:30am Howland's Landing, 23 Howland's Landing, Duxbury, MA Grab your pail and shovel and come explore the beach and mudflats with local mom and Watershed Ecologist Dr. Sara Grady and NSRWA Environmental Educator Brian Taylor. Sara and Brian will lead families on a hunt for […]

2023 South Shore Striper Tournament

Join NSRWA for a fun weekend of catch and release fishing! $3,000 in cash and additional prizes for winning anglers! Registration has ended. Click here to check the 2023 Leaderboard Join us for the awards presentation at Belsan Bait & Tackle on Sunday, June 11 at 2:00pm. A Zoom link will also be sent out […]

NSRWA Walking Club – Nelson Memorial Forest, Marshfield

Walking Club – Nelson Memorial Forest, Marshfield Saturday, June 10 10:00-11:30am Join guest host Irene Bilodeau as we explore the Nelson Memorial Forest on June 10th. Irene is an avid hiker who loves exploring trails on the South Shore with her dog. The New England Forestry Foundation owns the Nelson Memorial Park- a 180-acre parcel. There […]

Yoga at the River’s Edge 2023

The 2023 season of Yoga at the River's Edge drew to a close on September 9th. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Classes resume on June 15, 2024. Yoga at the Rexhame Dunes. Photo by Sandy Bacon. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE 2024 CLASS SCHEDULE (expected: late MAY 2024) FOLLOW US ON […]

NSRWA Walking Club – Union Street Woodlands, Marshfield

NSRWA Walking Club – Union Street Woodlands, Marshfield Saturday, July 8 10:00-11:30am Join Guest Hosts Alida and Hank Alberts as we explore the Union Street Woodlands in Marshfield. This property includes 41 acres of Marshfield Conservation land, which has mixed hardwood and white pine forest. A half-mile trail with boardwalks leads to Nelson Memorial Forest. […]

History Talk: Rexhame

On Tuesday, July 11th, NSRWA’s Kezia Bacon will present "The History of Rexhame" as part of the Historic Winslow House’s Tuesday Morning Coffee series. Rexhame, a village of Marshfield, is located on the South River. Come learn about the area's early inhabitants, the transition of Rexhame from farmland to beach community, and the 1898 storm […]

NSRWA Day at Untold Brewing

Saturday, July 15 12:00-8:00pm 6 Old Country Way, Scituate, MA 02066 Located a short, safe 3 minute walk from MBTA Greenbush Line, near the Scituate rotary on 3A Untold will donate $1.00 per pint served from their Scituate taproom. Al's BBQ will be there from noon to sell out. FEATURES: - Always Family and Pup […]

South Shore Adventures July 26-28 Afternoon Program – Transportation Included

NSRWA Offices 214 South Street, Norwell, MA, United States

Looking to get your kids out of the house and into an adventure? The NSRWA is offering 3 day guided outdoor adventure program for youth ages 10 to 13. Each day will include either fishing, hiking, kayaking, wilderness survival activities, or geocaching! Participants will gain outdoor experience, discover various flora and fauna, and learn local […]


2023 Great River Race

2023 Logo by Lily Callow, a Junior in the Design and Visual Communications Program at South Shore Technical High School. It was a Perfect Day for the 2023 NSRWA Great River Race! It was a beautiful day for the 33rd Annual Great River Race! The weather was definitely in our favor with low temperatures and […]

NSRWA Walking Club – Bates Lane Conservation Area, Scituate

NSRWA Walking Club – Bates Lane Conservation Area, Scituate Saturday, August 12 10:00-11:30am Please join the NSRWA Walking Club on Saturday, August 12th as we explore the beautiful Bates Lane Conservation Area in Scituate. Before 1831, this land was used primarily for agriculture. This forest probably began growing in the 1850s. Old stone walls reveal property […]

NSRWA Walking Club – Round Pond in Duxbury

Join our Guest Host, Jim Spinale, as we explore the history of cranberry farming in Duxbury. Jim is a former science teacher, historian, and nature enthusiast who will guide us through one of his favorite properties - Round Pond in Duxbury. This 232-acre property, which includes the David Cutler Forest, features a kettle hole pond […]