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HPWA Fall 2108 intern Zachary Tympanick, a senior at Rising Tide Charter Public School, made his final presentation at his school on January 22, 2019. Zack is continuing informally to work with Don Williams, president and water quality committee co-chair, to analyze 10 years of water quality data for Great and Little Herring Ponds.

2019 News and Events

Herring Woman, Nancy Carroll, at Herring Frest 2018 with HPWA intern Tess Goldmann

The 2019 Herring Run Festival will be April 27 at the Plimoth Grist Mill. Gorgeous weather is ordered and many kids and adults will enjoy our new activity this year!

Saturday, May 4 is Plymouth's Hometown Cleanup. HPWA hopes to have several teams out and about in the watershed. To volunteer contact Phil Angell at angell_phil@yahoo.com

HPWA's 2019 River Herring Count "runs" April 1 thru May 31 at Sandy Pond Rd bridge. Volunteers are welcome to join in the fun and become Citizen Scientists! Contact Ramona at ramiek99@hotmail.com

The Watershed Action Alliance (WAA) will hold a conference on "Water - New Englan's Next Big Challenge" on Friday, March 29, 8-4:00 at Camp Kiwanee in Hanson.

On Saturday, March 16 at 2 PM HPWA provided a presentation about the history and methods associated with head-starting endangered Northern Red-bellied Cooter. The free public program was held at Wildlands Trust Conservation Barn. Brian Bastarache and his students at the Bristol County Agricultural High School raise these endangered hatchling turtles and release them into the wild as part of the Mass Wildlife Headstart Program. This was a family friendly program to learn about these unique Plymouth turtles and the efforts being made to increase their population. Opportunity to visit and see 2 live young turtles in the Headstart Program at SEMPBA, 204 Long Pond Rd immediately followed.