The 2018 Herring Run Festival was April 21 at the Plimoth Grist Mill. The weather was gorgeous, and many kids and adults enjoyed our booth! We had a Decorate-a-Herring table and Watershed Potions station. It was great to see so much support for the environment from the local community!
On Tuesday, May 15, HPWA President Brian Harrington led our annual Spring bird walk at Carter Beal Conservation Area, Bourne. 29 species were observed. See the complete checklist at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45709381
The Watershed Action Alliance (WAA) held the State of Our Waters Legislative Breakfast on April 12th at the Massachusetts State House. Representatives and community members from many watersheds supported the breakfast. Senators deMacedo, Pacheco and O’Connor all talked about the importance of preserving our watersheds, cementing it as an issue that transcends political parties.
HPWA's revised and expanded 40-page Stewardship and Volunteer Action Guide rolled off the printing press at Powderhorn Press in mid-April, just in time for inclusion in packets at the Watershed Action Alliance Legislative Breakfast. You may have received one in the mail. You can also access a full PDF version with active hyperlinks here, or contact us about obtaining a print copy.
On March 17th, HPWA and Wildlands Trust hosted a talk by Joel Llopiz on his studies of larval river herring in Great Herring Pond. Watch the video below:
On Monday, June 25th, 7PM, HPWA presented a free public program on Invasive Plant Management for Homeowners by Michael Talbot of Environmental Landscape Consultants, LLC. The program was graciously hosted at Wildlands Trust Community Conservation Barn, 675 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth. See more
HPWA's 2018 River Herring Count began "runs" April 1 thru May 31 at Sandy Pond Rd bridge. Volunteers are welcome to join in the fun and become Citizen Scientists!
HPWA is delighted to welcome Tess Goldmann on board as a Spring semester high school intern from Rising Tide Charter Public School. As our Social Media/Webmaster Assistant, Tess's initial project taps her talents: to create a brief volunteer recruitment and training video for our 2018 herring count. She looks forward to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) studies when she attends Smith College. Welcome Tess!