Our focus is water, but we can’t have clean water if we don’t have clean forested, protected land and open space around the watershed. The NSRWA is always working to partner with local towns and lands trusts to support similar missions of conservation and environmental stewardship opportunities. Last week, the NSRWA supported a trail improvement service project by helping install bog planks on a trail that is part of the Indian Head River Trails System in Hanover.
This trail improvement is part of the Indian Head Trail Coalition, which is a partnership between the NSRWA, Wildlands Trust, and the Towns of Hanover, Pembroke, and Hanson. Starting with grant funding initiated by Wildlands Trust, the IHR Coalition has been working for nearly 3 years to improve, expand, and connect several trails and open space around the Indian Head River. This project and trail network will allow folks to circumnavigate a large section of the Indian Head River and Pond, through three towns and several protected properties. Folks can also enjoy many new informative signs and kiosks along the way. Connecting these trails and public spaces will not only allow better walking opportunities, but it will also allow for more efficient maintenance and collaboration between the towns and public properties owners. This will help ensure there will be protected land and waterways that anyone can visit to connect with nature and have a wonderful outdoor experience here on the South Shore.
If you are interested in getting involved with the NSRWA in future trail or service opportunities, please visit the volunteer page of our website to get involved.
Volunteers with Carpentry Skills Needed to Repair Foot Bridges at Union Street Woodland in Marshfield
Marshfield Conservation is looking for two additional volunteers to help with footbridge work Saturday, December 11 starting at 9am pending weather. Please ONLY register if you can carry heavy lumber, have previous power tool experience, and can work in rough and uneven conditions. This will NOT be easy work. Meet at the parking lot marked P2 adjacent to 1204 Union Street
Temperatures are going to be in the high 40s so dress accordingly.
Bring protective eyewear, work shoes, work gloves, a hat and water.
Wood and other supplies provided by John Foster Lumber and the Town.
Materials will be transported into the three footbridge locations by team leaders and/or volunteers.