Thank you for being part of our NSRWA community! Together, we were able to protect local waters throughout a very challenging year. Last year, we educated more than 1,000 youth about water through online environmental education programs, reached more than 140,000 people through online and print media, connected nearly 1,200 residents with the outdoors through programs and events, and took down a dam along the Third Herring Brook that advances river restoration along this important cold-fisheries tributary to the North River. You made these successes possible – thank you!

Throughout the year, we were fortunate to connect with you through online and outdoor events; and get youth and families to explore the South Shore. We supported our partner schools and their teachers as well as parents turned teachers with virtual programs like FISH School that support STEM education. With our Citizen Scientists, Salt Marsh Sentinels, and other volunteers, we contributed to local and regional science-based efforts on herring counts, horseshoe crab surveys, salt marsh changes, and water quality monitoring. Thanks to more than 2,500 advocates, we successfully secured partial funding to ensure the continuation of the Scenic River designation of the North River. And, together with our many state and local partners, we advanced efforts for clean waters and healthy rivers.

With your generosity, you helped us meet the year-end Matching Gift Challenge and start the new year strong to work on your behalf to protect local waters. This year we will offer educational programs for youth and adults, offer the information you need to get outdoors through Explore South Shore and a variety of outdoor programs and events, and further on-the-ground river restoration projects. We hope you will join us for upcoming events, like our Winter Nature Challenge, and follow us on FaceBook and Instagram. Together, we will be able to advance our mission to protect our local waters in 2021. Thank you once again for your support. We couldn’t do it without you!

Be well,
The NSRWA team