"Wild and Scenic" Nashua Rivers

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Celebrate! Eleven of eleven communities voted “yes” to accept the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers River Stewardship Plan and its recommendation that these rivers be designated as Wild and Scenic Rivers. On September 20th, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-03) announced that she has introduced a bill to Congress, the Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Act, that is authored by herself and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) that would add segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers to the national Wild and Scenic Rivers System.  A companion bill was introduced in the Senate by MA Senators Markey and Warren, and NH Senators Hassan and Shaheen. View "Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit: Forever Wild & Scenic" video (4 min.).  For more information.  View River Stewardship Plan.


 Geographic Info


What is a Watershed?

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River Report Card

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Nashua River Canoe & Kayak Guide

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Prescription Drug Disposal

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2018 Holiday Online Auction

The NRWA's 2018 Holiday Online Auction begins on November 15th at www.BiddingforGood.com/ NashuaRiverWatershed. The online auction will run thru November 30th.  Bid on ski passes, Red Sox tickets, a stay at the Groton Inn or West Virginia B&B, restaurant gift certificates, holiday decor, and more.  Proceeds support the NRWA.  Everyone can participate!  Sign-up for auction updates by email today.


Fall Newsletter

Read NRWA's 2018 Fall Issue hardcopy newsletter. And consider  signing up to receive our monthly enews, for news updates and listings of upcoming programs.


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Climate Trends and Impact on Our Rivers

David Vallee, the Hydrologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service’s Northeast River Forecast Center spoke on the topic of "Climate Trends in New England and Their Impact on Our Rivers" at the 2017 Annual Meeting.  View a PDF of David's presentation.


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Thank You to Our Volunteers

View new video "NRWA Water Chestnut Pull: Volunteers in Action." (3:14 min)  Thank you to Max McCormick and NorthPoint Productions for making this video.


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The NRWA receives grant funding from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) Drive for a Better Environment Grants Program.  The only source of funding for these grants is the sale of Environmental License Plates.  Learn more about MET.  To order a specialty plate, visit the MA Registry of Motor Vehicles or www.whaleplate.org.