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February 2021

February Vacation Adventures!

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - February 19 @ 3:00 pm

Looking to get your kids outside and into an adventure during February vacation week? The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is now offering a 4-day outdoor activities program to local South Shore area youth ages 9-12. Program runs February 16-19 from 1:00-3:00pm. Activities include hiking, animal tracking, outdoor ecology games, insect searching and identification, and geocaching. Program package includes three days of afternoon fun and educational outdoor activities. Participants will gain outdoor experience, backwoods navigation and survival skills, discover…

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March 2021

2021 Virtual Conference on Environmental Justice

March 17 @ 3:30 pm - March 31 @ 4:45 pm

Registration is open for our 2021 Virtual Conference on Environmental Justice  March 17, 2021 | 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. What is Environmental Justice? Register here. Details below. March 24, 2021 | 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Supporting Public Access to Recreational Waters Register here. Details below. March 31, 2021 | 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Promoting Environmental Justice: The First Steps Register here. Details below.  Watershed Action Alliance's 2021 virtual conference addresses environmental justice as it pertains to clean and plentiful water, reconnected rivers, and healthy watersheds for all. Sign…

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Guided walk to Couch Beach

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Guided Walk to Couch Beach Sunday, March 28 10:00-11:30am Looking to stay active this spring? Join the NSRWA on a guided walk to Couch Beach! This guided walk starts with a lovely stroll through a dense mixed forest with occasional wetlands. After about a mile, the trial opens up to the Couch Beach picnic and camping area, with striking views of the North River. Learn local flora and fauna, discuss the area's history, and just have fun exploring in nature.…

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April 2021

Guided Vernal Pool Exploration with the SSNSC and NSRWA! 4/17

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Guided Vernal Pool Exploration with the SSNSC and NSRWA! Saturday, April 17 11:00am-12:30pm Looking to stay active this spring? Join the South Shore Natural Science Center and North and South Rivers Watershed Association as we explore vernal pools and discover what makes them unique. We will investigate vernal pool water in search of  aquatic animals including obligate species. In addition, we will learn about wetland classification and habitats as well as local flora and fauna. A GREAT PROGRAM FOR KIDS…

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Indian Head River Trail Clean Up

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Luddam’s Ford Park, Hanover Hanover, MA 02339 United States + Google Map

Let’s clean up those trails and keep the trash from going downstream on Earth week! Join the Indian Head Trail Coalition (NSRWA is part of this great group) for a clean-up along the banks of the Indian Head River.  Please meet us at Luddams Ford Park in Hanover at 9:30 a.m. for a brief introduction to the natural history of the area and the fish run (we might see herring!) and then we will disperse groups to areas in need…

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Guided Vernal Pool Exploration with the SSNSC and NSRWA! 4/27

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Guided Vernal Pool Exploration with the SSNSC and NSRWA! Tuesday, April 27 10:00am-11:30am Looking to stay active this spring? Join the South Shore Natural Science Center and North and South Rivers Watershed Association as we explore vernal pools and discover what makes them unique. We will investigate vernal pool water in search of  aquatic animals including obligate species. In addition, we will learn about wetland classification and habitats as well as local flora and fauna. A GREAT PROGRAM FOR KIDS…

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May 2021

Guided Paddle of the upper reaches of the North River. BRING YOUR OWN VESSEL.

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Join the NSRWA on a guided paddle of the upper reaches of the North River, Sunday May 9. We will meet at 11:45am at the Hanover Canoe Launch. Park and meet at the end of Indianhead Dr. in Hanover. BRING YOUR OWN VESSEL TO THIS PADDLE. Canoes, kayaks, and SUPs welcome. All participants must bring and wear a well-fitting PFD at all times. Kayaks, SUPs, or canoes welcome. Paddlers 13 years of age or younger must be accompanied…

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Horseshoe Crab Walk on Duxbury Beach

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Duxbury Beach Reservation, MassBays, and the NSRWA are co-sponsoring two horseshoe crab walks in late May and June (Once the first event fills up the second one will be announced). Horseshoe crabs have been around for more than 300 million years, making them even older than dinosaurs. They do many important things in our beaches and bays, including mixing up sediment and adding oxygen back into the mudflats. Their eggs are a crucial food source for migrating shorebirds like red knots…

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June 2021

Striped Bass Fishing Workshop

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marshfield Canoe Launch, Marshfield Canoe Launch/Brooks Tilden Shipyard
Marshfield, MA, MA United States
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In preparation for the upcoming South Shore Striper Tournament join expert South Shore angler Graham Whelan for a 2-hour Striped Bass Fishing Workshop run by the North and South River Watershed Association. Participants will learn the strategy behind fishing for stripers from shore with bait (or artificials if desired), and learn about the conservation of the striped bass and the proper way to safely catch and release them. Anglers will be taught how to use a circle hook and the…

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2021 Wampanoag Extreme Paddle Challenge Send Off

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Driftway Conservation Park 250 Driftway, Scituate, 250 Driftway
Scituate, 02066 United States
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Watch as the team launches on their Wampanoag Extreme Paddle Challenge from the Driftway Conservation Park in Scituate on Friday, June 11th at 8:00am. Help Peter's team reach their goal for clean waters and healthy rivers by making a gift today! "I'll be paddling the Wampanoag Extreme Challenge Paddle for the 6th time in the last 13 years to raise funds and awareness about how our local waters are interconnected and the importance of taking action to keep them clean…

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2021 South Shore Striper Tournament

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - June 13 @ 12:00 pm

Join NSRWA for a fun weekend of catch and release fishing! $3,000 in cash and additional prizes for winning anglers! Premier Sponsor Briteway Carwash. Check the 2021 Leaderboard Pick Up Locations and Times Preregister online and pick up your packet in a socially distanced manner at one of 3 locations. Participants can pick up their tournament packet or register day of at: Belsan Bait & Tackle 4 Brook Street, Scituate, MA Friday, June 11 – 12:00-7:00pm Saturday, June 12 –…

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Yoga at the River’s Edge 2021

June 12 @ 8:30 am - September 11 @ 7:45 pm

Yoga at the River’s Edge 2021 Saturdays, June 12 through September 11th • 8:30-9:45 am And NEW THIS YEAR … Wednesdays 6:30-7:45pm at various locations along the North & South Rivers This is the 25th season of Yoga at the River’s Edge! To celebrate the success of our popular outdoor Gentle Yoga program, we’re expanding the schedule this year, with two classes per week -- on Saturday mornings as usual, and also on Wednesday evenings! REGISTRATION Advance registration and payment…

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Guided Kayak Paddle of the Upper Reaches of the North River

June 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Join the NSRWA on a guided kayak paddle of the upper reaches of the North River, Sunday June 13. We will meet at 3:00m at the Hanover Canoe Launch. Park and meet at the end of Indian Head Dr. in Hanover. Paddlers 13 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited.  Cost is $40. Kayaks, paddles, and PFD's included. Guests are welcome to bring their own well fitting USCG approved PFD. We…

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Birding with the NSRWA and Mass Audubon

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Daniel Webster Sanctuary

Interested in birding, but not sure where to start? Looking to expand your birding skills? Just want to go out on a lovely walk in a beautiful place? Join the North and South Rivers Watershed Association and Mass Audubon on a birding walk at Daniel Webster Sanctuary! Meet at 8am on the morning of Saturday, June 19 at the end of Winslow Cemetery Rd. in Marshfield. Event will run from 8:00-10am. Bring comfortable walking shoes and binoculars if you have…

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July 2021

Timing the Tides: A Guide to Paddling on Our Local Rivers

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St.
Hingham, MA 02043 United States
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Want to go paddling on the rivers but aren’t sure how to time the tides, where to put in, or what the best itineraries are? It can be a little intimidating – but with a little guidance you can enjoy one of the most beautiful natural gems on the South Shore! This workshop is designed to provide all you need to know to navigate the North and South Rivers safely and find out some of the important nature and history…

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Photo Tour of The North and South Rivers

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Marshfield Senior Center, 230 Webster Street
Marshfield, 02050
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Join us for a photo tour of the North and South Rivers. We will share the natural beauty of these rivers, which are recognized as Natural National Landmarks -- with The North River the only Scenic Protected River in Massachusetts. The estuaries of these tidal rivers with their salt marshes serve as nurseries of life for our oceans, provide flood storage, and are home to many species. You will also hear about NSRWA's efforts in education, engagement, advocacy, and river…

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August 2021

South Shore Explorers – August 4-6

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - August 6 @ 4:00 pm

Looking to get your kids out of the house and into an adventure? The NSRWA is offering a 3 day guided outdoor adventure program for youth ages 10 to 13. Each day will include either fishing, hiking, geocaching, or kayaking. Participants will gain outdoor experience, backwoods navigation and survival skills, discover various flora and fauna, and learn local history. Each program will run 2pm to 4pm. Trips will include two experienced guides, including a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and…

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2021 Great River Race

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

 the 31st Annual Great River Race and Help Keep the NSRWA Afloat! Note: Revised Map of the Great River Race This year there will be two ways to race! The virtual race will be held from July 24-August 6, and the live race is scheduled for Saturday, August 7. There will be 2 courses to choose from for the virtual race and you can submit your race times from July 24-August 6. All registration must be done online by 12:00…

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The Natural Beauty, Rich History and Fragile Ecology of the North and South Rivers

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NSRWA volunteer Charlie Naff will present a virtual presentation on the natural beauty, rich history and fragile ecology of these rivers, which are recognized as Natural National Landmarks. The North River is the only Scenic Protected River in Massachusetts. The estuaries of these tidal rivers with their salt marshes serve as nurseries to many marine and bird species. You will hear about a thriving ship building industry dating back as early as 1645 and learn about the NSRWA’s efforts in education, engagement,…

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South Shore Explorers – August 18-20

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

Looking to get your kids out of the house and into an adventure? The NSRWA is offering a 3 day guided outdoor adventure program for youth ages 10 to 13. Each day will include either fishing, hiking, geocaching, or kayaking. Participants will gain outdoor experience, backwoods navigation and survival skills, discover various flora and fauna, and learn local history. Each program will run 2pm to 4pm. Trips will include two experienced guides, including a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and…

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