Healthy rivers and waters don’t happen on their own. It takes education, advocacy, action, and a community that cares to protect our waters.

As you make your donations before year-end, please consider making a gift to NSRWA’s Annual Fund to protect local waters. Your gift directly benefits our education and outreach programs, and advances river restoration efforts on the South Shore. Click here to make your year-end gift.  

Right now is a perfect time to give thanks to a group of current NSRWA members who will match donations from new donors, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000. Make a difference and double your impact by making a gift today!

Imagine a day without clean, abundant water to drink, swim in, boat on, and fish from.  It may be closer than you think. While we have made great progress from the pollution of previous decades, new challenges like climate change are threatening the health of our waters and the life they support.  Among the many challenges we face:

  • Our drinking water supplies are overtapped, reducing streamflow and making us and aquatic life more vulnerable to droughts
  • Increased rainfall generates more stormwater runoff, polluting our waters and limiting our ability to harvest shellfish safely
  • Relic dams fragment river habitat, blocking migrating herring from reaching their historic spawning grounds; and
  • People who are disconnected from the very nature that sustains them

You can help overcome these problems and advance solutions to protect water in your community and across the South Shore by making a year-end gift to the NSRWA.

Maureen Meisel (local resident and NSRWA member) said it best, “Being an avid kayak angler who prefers rivers and smaller intimate waters and having fished many rivers around New England I can assure you first hand that the North River and its shoreline and tributaries are a very, very rare gem! So treasure them, go enjoy them, bring a child to them, pick up the rare piece of debris you may see float by, buy a membership for yourself or for a friend. The beauty and rarity of our rivers are only sustainable through the great efforts of many special groups like the NSRWA and special people like you.”

This year we reached nearly 75,000 people with our message for clean water and healthy rivers. We directly educated more than 7,000 children and adults, engaged almost 6,000 people through outdoor programs, volunteerism, and as river advocates, and our river restoration efforts are showing results as volunteers counted some 500,000 river herring migrating last spring—a record number! With your help, we can accomplish so much more in 2020! Help us start strong in the new year to:

  • Lead the charge to restore our rivers and streams
  • Bring more residents outdoors to explore the South Shore and connect with their water resources
  • Empower youth and adults with the information they need to protect local waters

Would you make a special year-end gift of $100 or an amount that is right for you to protect our waters, for everyone, for good? Click here to make your year-end gift. Gifts from new donors are being matched dollar for dollar (up to $15,000) thanks to a generous group of current NSRWA members.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support!