Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ocean Exploration Cruise on Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Updates

Friday, 10/21/16

Hi: Yesterday I spoke to the owners and operators of 7 Seas Whale Watch and they are advising us to proceed with our fundraising event as planned. Therefore, our Ocean Exploration Cruise is a GO and will run as planned.

7 Seas Whale Watch feels that if we get off the dock by 8 am, we will have at least 4 to 5 hours of good wildlife viewing offshore. There have been great sightings of both seabirds and whales on the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank, as well as the SW corner. If the winds pick-up in the afternoon as forecasted, then we will head back to the dock a bit earlier than planned. If we do end the trip early, then NECWA will refund a portion of your ticket, unless you would like to donate the full ticket price to NECWA in honor of this fundraising event.

Please be down at the dock ready to board by 7:30 am. It might be rough offshore so take your motion sickness medication ahead of time.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Best to all, Krill

PS. Contant Contact is down so I can not access passenger email information in order to send you a personal update. Please spread the word to the passengers that the trip is a go. I will send out a group email as soon as Constant Contact comes back online.

Tuesday, 10/18/16

Hi; The trip this Saturday is still a go. We are closely watching the marine forecast which is calling for westerly winds. We are also in communication with the whale watch company who will make a final decision about sailing on Saturday or not.

So keep tuned into this blog for more updates in the next few days. Looking forward to spending time with you on Saturday. Tickets are still available for this all day trip so please spread the word.

Best, Krill

Thursday, 9/29/16

New trip date for our 2016 Ocean Exploration Cruise.

Hi: We have rescheduled our 2016 Ocean Exploration Cruise for Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 8 am to 4 pm with 7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester, MA.

If you would like to learn more about this exciting all day marine wildlife cruise or if you would like to register for this trip, go to our Constant Contact Event Site by clicking HERE

Feel free to contact NECWA at

Best, Krill

Wednesday, 9/28/16 at 7 pm
Hello: We have decided to cancel the trip this Saturday due to adverse sea conditions predicted for this weekend. We will be contacting everyone via our Constant Contact site and we will be rescheduling the trip for later this month. Please keep an eye out on this page for additional information as well as your email inbox.

Best, Krill

Wednesday, 9/28/16
Hello: Our trip is still a go, but we are closely watching the marine forecast for Saturday. We will keep everyone updated on our offshore event.

To learn more about 7 Seas Whale Watch, go to

To keep an eye on conditions offshore, check the marine forecast for Stellwagen Bank by clicking HERE.

Best, Krill

Sunday, 9/25/16 
Hi: Our Ocean Exploration Cruise out of Gloucester aboard the 7 Seas Whale Watch is a go.

We will provide updates on this page, so keep checking back.

Best, Krill

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 10, 2016 NECWA's annual Scusset Beach Coastsweep Cleanup

Fun time at NECWA's beach cleanup today at the Scusset Beach State Reservation. 

A big thank you to John DeCosta and his DCR team for their support of this event! We couldn't be as successful as we are without your efforts. 

Also, thank you to Stop & Shop, Shaws, and Blueberry Muffin for donating food for the breakfast and lunch provided free to all participants. Yummy!

We hope you can join us next year for this very special event. NECWA's beach cleanups are part of Coastsweep, a state-wide clean initiative each fall. 

Thanks to all  our participants for joining us for this special day. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Many of our participants return each year and we really appreciate that. 

And thank you to our NECWA staff including Mary N., Mary I., Tammy, Courtney, and Krill. Another successful cleanup from all perspectives. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NECWA's new e-shop is up and running!

Shop online to support NECWA.

Support NECWA by shopping in our new online store. Go to the NECWA website and click on the e-shop links at the top and on the left side of the page. 

Or click HERE to go to our new online shop!

NECWA is an all-volunteer nonprofit so your purchases go to support our many projects and activities. 

NECWA's new e-store

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Got Salt Presentation

Got Salt?

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
7 pm at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham, MA

Join Krill Carson for a presentation on "Salt, the humpback whale," on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7 pm at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, MA. 

Hear tales of Salt, the most famous humpback whale that returns each summer to feed in the cold productive waters off Cape Cod. 

Events prior to this talk include the viewing of NECWA's life-sized inflatable model of Salt made by Krill and NECWA staff and interns. Kids and adults can see just how BIG Salt is by going inside her. 

Krill will also have marine wildlife artifacts for viewing, including whale baleen, whale bones, whale teeth, whale prey and much more. Free educational material and buttons for all participants. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

CANCELED - Seabird & Whale Tales Excursion for Sunday, June 12th

NECWA is canceling our Seabird & Whale Tales Excursion that was scheduled for this Sunday with Plymouth & Provincetown Whale Watching. 

If you registered for this trip via our Constant Contact site, we will be contacting you through this Internet service. If you registered through the mail, we will send you information through the post office.  

Although we have to cancel our spring trip, we may be able to run a September trip out of Provincetown. I will keep everyone informed on this possibility as time goes along and our situation becomes more clear. 

Again, I am very sorry to have to cancel this Sunday's all day trip. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need more clarification. 

Thank you all for your continued interest and support. It means the world to me and to all of us at NECWA. 

Best to all, Krill 
NECWA President,

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day from NECWA!

Happy Mother's Day to you and Mother Earth!