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May 2021

Horseshoe Crab Walk on Duxbury Beach

May 27, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - June 13, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 8:30 am - September 11, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - August 6, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - August 20, 2021 @ 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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November 2021

Recreational Shellfish Harvesting – “Shellfish Sit-In”

November 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Driftway Conservation Park 250 Driftway, Scituate, 250 Driftway
Scituate, 02066 United States
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Protest the Closing of the Shellfishing Beds On Monday, November 1, 2021, more than 50 people turned out for the NSRWA Recreational Shellfish Harvesting Sit-In. It was a beautiful day at Driftway Conservation Park in Scituate. November 1st is typically the opening day for the 606 acres of shellfish beds in the North and South Rivers to be opened for recreational harvest, but this year for the second year in a row, the shellfish beds were not opened. NSRWA Executive…

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Autumn Stroll at Hanover’s Forge Pond and Summer St. Conservation Land

November 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Autumn Stroll at Hanover's Forge Pond and Summer St. Conservation Land Sunday, November 7 9:00-11:00am Looking to stay active this fall? Join the NSRWA on a guided walk of Forge Pond Park. We will walk the quiet and lesser known trails nestled in the woods known as Summer Street Conservation Area in Hanover and Rockland. Forge Pond is formed by the confluence of French's Stream, and the Drinkwater River. After the pond it becomes the Indian Head River, a major…

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Fishing 101 at Jacobs Pond!

November 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fishing 101 at Jacobs Pond! Sunday November 21 10am to noon Join the NSRWA on a fun morning of fishing. All equipment included. Any experience level welcome. Fun for the family. Ages 14 and under fish for free! We will fish using bamboo cane poles, no casting necessary. Great for kids or beginners! Park and meet in the gravel parking lot for Jacobs Pond Conservation Land off Jacobs Ln. Parking area is across the street of the South Shore Natural…

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December 2021

Decorate a Tree for Wildlife on the Solstice Moon

December 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Driftway Conservation Park 250 Driftway, Scituate, 250 Driftway
Scituate, 02066 United States
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Free

Decorate a Tree for Wildlife on the Solstice Moon Saturday, December 18, 2021 Driftway Conservation Park, Scituate 2:00-4:30 pm Watch the almost full moon rise and celebrate nature this holiday season by decorating a tree for wildlife on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Driftway Park in Scituate! The NSRWA will host this family-friendly holiday event in partnership with the Scituate Conservation Commission to encourage celebrating the season with wildlife-friendly tree ornaments. Natural materials will be provided…

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NSRWA Holiday Outdoor Adventures

December 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - December 30, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

Looking to get your kids outside and into an adventure? The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is offering a 4-day outdoor youth program for ages 9-12. Program will run  from 1:00 to 3:30pm on Monday through Thursday, December 27-30. Cost is $100. Program includes two experienced guides, including a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and Wilderness First Responder. Parents/guardians will drop-off and pick-up their youth at a predetermined location for each day. Join us as we get outside and…

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January 2022

NSRWA’s 28th Annual New Year’s Day Walk!

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
luddams Ford Park, 251 Elm St
Hanover, 02339 United States
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Free

Join the NSRWA on the 28th Annual New Year's Day Walk around the Indian Head River Trails in Hanover. On Saturday, January 1, from 1:00 to 3:00pm the NSRWA will have several stations set up for you to visit. This will be a self guided "choose your own adventure" walk, meaning you can go to any station in any order and walk any of the trails at your own pace! Come by anytime between 1:00 to 3:00pm to visit the…

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Guided Insect Discovery Walk with Blake Dinius and Brian Taylor

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hobomock Trails, 81 Learning Lane
Pembroke, MA 02359 United States
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Join Plymouth County Entomologist Blake Dinius and NSRWA Educator Brian Taylor as we embark on an insect discovery walk at Hobomock Trails in Pembroke. Take your new knowledge from Blake's Winter Nature Challenge presentation a step further as we look into the amazing world of insects! You'd be amazed at what we can find, even during the chilly winter months! Great for the family. All ages welcome. No dogs please. This event is FREE. Spaces limited. Sign up now! REGISTER…

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