North & South Rivers Watershed Association

Events

Some events are free, but do require pre-registration. We make it easy to sign up online and pay when needed. 

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  • Timing the Tides Workshop

    Timing the Tides Workshop

    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
    Hingham Public Library, Hingham MA

    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 [...]

  • Fly Fishing Essentials Class

    Fly Fishing Essentials Class

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Ever wish you could be that person casting a fly fishing rod on the scenic banks of a river - sounds zen right? This class is designed to introduce people to the sport of fly fishing. Join our Trout Unlimited friends, Warren Winders and Joe Danubio, to learn the basics about fly fishing and casting. [...]

  • Shorebird Migration Pontoon Tour

    Shorebird Migration Pontoon Tour

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 1:30 pm–3:30 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    Join us on our pontoon boat with experienced birder John Galluzzo and search for shore birds along the marshes and 3rd and 4th Cliffs at low tide. Black-bellied Plovers, a variety of sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstones, godwits and other surprises could await us on this trip. We may get out of the boat, so please wear shoes [...]

  • Mother's Day Family Fishing Workshop

    Mother's Day Family Fishing Workshop

    Sunday, May 12th, 2019 9:00 am–11:00 am

    A family friendly fishing workshop for all experience levels. Come alone or with your friends. The NSRWA will have equipment for use, but feel free to bring your own. We will be starting at 9:00am at the Hanover side of Luddam's Ford Park. NSRWA educator Brian Taylor will discuss local history, flora and fauna, pond [...]

  • History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    Sunday, May 12th, 2019 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    At one time, recognized as the most important river in the colonies, the North River was known for its shipbuilding and water-powered mills. Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour pontoon boat cruise up the North River and hear tales of the River’s past. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members (includes introductory membership). Space is limited [...]

  • History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    At one time, recognized as the most important river in the colonies, the North River was known for its shipbuilding and water-powered mills. Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour pontoon boat cruise up the North River and hear tales of the River’s past. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members (includes introductory membership). Space is limited [...]

  • Clamming the North River

    Clamming the North River

    Sunday, May 19th, 2019 7:00 am–9:00 am
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    Your opportunity to go clamming before the shellfish beds on the North and South Rivers close on May 31. You will be transported by boat out to the clam flats and must have your own clamming equipment and a valid Scituate shellfishing permit for North River clamming. The cost is $15 for NSRWA members, $20 [...]

  • Clamming the North River

    Clamming the North River

    Sunday, May 19th, 2019 7:30 am–9:30 am
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    Your opportunity to go clamming before the shellfish beds on the North and South Rivers close on May 31. You will be transported by boat out to the clam flats and must have your own clamming equipment and a valid Scituate shellfishing permit for North River clamming. The cost is $15 for NSRWA members, $20 [...]

  • Explore the Amazing World of Insects!

    Explore the Amazing World of Insects!

    Sunday, May 19th, 2019 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Join Plymouth County's Entomologist Blake Dinius and NSRWA's Educator Brian Taylor as we explore the amazing world of insects! Program discussions will include insect identification, fun facts, pollinator species invasive species and their effects, ticks, plus whatever we can find! This walk will provide folks with a knowledge of local entomology and a general appreciation [...]

  • Striped Bass 101 - The Basics & More

    Striped Bass 101 - The Basics & More

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 7:00 pm–8:45 pm
    Scituate Public Library, Scituate MA

    Want to join our South Shore Striper Tournament but feel like you could use some more tips on how to catch (and release) them? Come join us for an informative seminar about fishing for the coveted Striped Bass here in the Bay State. Two local South shore fishing enthusiasts, Mike Jones and Daniel Wells, will [...]

  • History of the North River Pontoon Tour (Sunset)

    History of the North River Pontoon Tour (Sunset)

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    At one time, recognized as the most important river in the colonies, the North River was known for its shipbuilding and water-powered mills. Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour pontoon boat cruise up the North River and hear tales of the River’s past. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members (includes introductory membership). Space is limited [...]

  • Sunset Landscape and Wildlife Photography Workshop

    Sunset Landscape and Wildlife Photography Workshop

    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    Join professional photographer Kjeld Mahoney on our pontoon boat to learn the art of landscape and wildlife photography on the state’s only Scenic Protected River! During this 2-hour boat excursion up to some of the most preserved parts of the North River you will be provided information on using the right lenses, techniques, and settings [...]

  • Timing the Tides Workshop

    Timing the Tides Workshop

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
    Scituate Public Library, Scituate MA

    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 [...]

  • Crabby Kids at Duxbury Beach

    Crabby Kids at Duxbury Beach

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 9:00 am–10:30 am

    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. They will lead families on a hunt for horseshoe crabs, snails and sea worms. You may even see a fish or two! Dress for the weather and be [...]

  • History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 10:30 am–12:30 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    At one time, recognized as the most important river in the colonies, the North River was known for its shipbuilding and water-powered mills. Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour pontoon boat cruise up the North River and hear tales of the River’s past. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members (includes introductory membership). Space is limited [...]

  • Guided Fly Fishing Expedition for Stripers

    Guided Fly Fishing Expedition for Stripers

    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    Guided 4-hour fly fishing expedition for Striped Bass at the Spit. Have the experience of a lifetime fly fishing at the mouth of the North River. You must have your own equipment including your own saltwater fly rod with an appropriate line and waders. Flies and leaders will be provided if necessary.  The cost is [...]

  • Shipbuilding on the North River Pontoon Tour

    Shipbuilding on the North River Pontoon Tour

    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 11:00 am–1:00 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    Come with us and learn about the ships built on the North river between 1678-1871. The Beaver was one of the ships in the Boston Tea Party and the Columbia was the first U.S. vessel to circumnavigate the globe. More than 1,000 vessels of from 30 to 470 tons were built in all. Click here [...]

  • 2019 South Shore Striper Tournament

    2019 South Shore Striper Tournament

    Friday, June 7th, 2019–Sunday, June 9th, 2019 5:00 pm

    Join NSRWA for a fun weekend of fishing! Sponsored by VERC Enterprises Friday, June 7–Sunday, June 9, 2019 $4,000 in cash and additional prizes for winning anglers! Click here to register. The tournament starts at 5:00 pm Friday, June 7, and catch records can be submitted for eligibility from then until 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 9. [...]

  • History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    Sunday, June 9th, 2019 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    At one time, recognized as the most important river in the colonies, the North River was known for its shipbuilding and water-powered mills. Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour pontoon boat cruise up the North River and hear tales of the River’s past. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members (includes introductory membership). Space is limited [...]

  • Luddam's Ford Family Picnic/Fishing/Paddle

    Luddam's Ford Family Picnic/Fishing/Paddle

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 10:30 am–1:30 pm

    Join us for a family day in the watershed on the Hanover side of Luddam's Ford Park. This will be a chance for kids to learn to fish, explore the waterfront with friends and family. This park offers an excellent picnic area with space to run around, trails, waterfall and plenty of space to explore. [...]

  • History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    At one time, recognized as the most important river in the colonies, the North River was known for its shipbuilding and water-powered mills. Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour pontoon boat cruise up the North River and hear tales of the River’s past. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members (includes introductory membership). Space is limited [...]

  • Father's Day Family Paddle

    Father's Day Family Paddle

    Sunday, June 16th, 2019 11:00 am–1:00 pm

    Want to do something fun for Father's Day but don't have any ideas? Want to go paddling on a pond but don't have a canoe? If you answered yes to either of there questions, come join the NSRWA on a family firendly paddle on Norwell's Jacobs Pond! All equipment included and all experience levels welcome. [...]

  • Solstice Sunset Paddle

    Solstice Sunset Paddle

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

    Finish the longest day of the year with North and South Rivers Watershed Association and Wildlands Trust for a sunset paddle on this tidal fresh water marsh system. We'll put in at the Hanover Canoe Launch and paddle around the Indian Head, Herring, and North Rivers. Participants must be experienced paddlers, be at least 12 [...]

  • Landscape and Wildlife Photography Workshop

    Landscape and Wildlife Photography Workshop

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    Join professional photographer Kjeld Mahoney on our pontoon boat to learn the art of landscape and wildlife photography on the state’s only Scenic Protected River! During this 2-hour boat excursion up to some of the most preserved parts of the North River you will be provided information on using the right lenses, techniques, and settings [...]

  • Explore the South River Paddle

    Explore the South River Paddle

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    Explore the hidden natural gem of the upper reaches of the South River via Marshfield’s new canoe/kayak/SUP access point in downtown Marshfield. You won’t believe how beautiful and tranquil this part of the river is! This is a bring your own equipment (kayak, canoe or SUP) event but if you need equipment let us know [...]

  • History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    History of the North River Pontoon Tour

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    At one time, recognized as the most important river in the colonies, the North River was known for its shipbuilding and water-powered mills. Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour pontoon boat cruise up the North River and hear tales of the River’s past. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members (includes introductory membership). Space is limited [...]

  • A Tale of Two Rivers Pontoon Tour

    A Tale of Two Rivers Pontoon Tour

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 9:00 am–11:00 am
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    Take a trip with the NSRWA on both the North and the South Rivers! Experience some of the South Shore’s most picturesque views including the river’s mouth and the unique ecosystems of the salt marsh. Learn about the rich shipbuilding history, early life on the rivers, the Portland Gale of 1898, Native American history, as [...]

  • A Tale of Two Rivers Pontoon Tour

    A Tale of Two Rivers Pontoon Tour

    Sunday, June 30th, 2019 9:00 am–11:00 am
    Roht Marine, Marshfield MA

    Take a trip with the NSRWA on both the North and the South Rivers! Experience some of the South Shore’s most picturesque views including the river’s mouth and the unique ecosystems of the salt marsh. Learn about the rich shipbuilding history, early life on the rivers, the Portland Gale of 1898, Native American history, as [...]

  • 2019 Great River Race

    2019 Great River Race

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 9:30 am–1:30 pm

    Come join us on the North River and experience one of the most beautiful rivers in Massachusetts. This awesome 7.5 mile race starts at Bridge Street Canoe Launch in Norwell and ends at Indian Head Road in Hanover. Get competitive and race your friends, or take it at your pace and enjoy this outstanding view [...]

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