The North & South Rivers

 
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Towns in the Watershed
  • Norwell

  • Hingham

  • Scituate

  • Marshfield

  • Hanover

  • Pembroke

  • Whitman

  • Hanson

  • Duxbury

  • Weymouth

  • Rockland

  • Abington

Major Tributaries:

North River:

  • First Herring Brook

  • Second Herring Brook

  • Third Herring Brooks

  • Herring River

South River:

  • Furnace Brook

  • ​Phillips Brook

Organizations working in the Watershed:

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Environmental Concerns for the North and South


As of 2020, the biggest environmental concerns for the North and South Rivers are old dams, reduced groundwater from human use, and bacterial pollution.




Additional Facts


History:

  • Prior to the 1898 Portland Gale, Old Mouth was the mouth of the North River.
  • The North and South Rivers were known for shipbuilding from the mid 1600s to the late 1800s
Did You Know?
  • Watershed is home to ~ 150,000 people.
  • The NSRWA website has tips and tricks for how to be WaterSmart!
  • The North River Scenic Protective Order made the North River the first and only state scenic protected river
  • Each year 2,500 students and 350 parent volunteers from 10 communities on the South Shore participate in NSRWA’s Water All Around You program (part of the WaterSmart program)





North & South Rivers Activities
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Swimming
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Walk, Hike, Bike
Paddling
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Boating & Sailing
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Fishing
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Swimming

 
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Walk, Hike, Bike

 

​Try these biking spots!

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Paddling

 
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Boating & Sailing

 

Sailing can be tricky - you must pay attention to the tides and low bridges along the river. 

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Fishing