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!

See more information at World Fish Migration Day, on Facebook, and at Wicked Local

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 2019 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!

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:

2018 News and Events

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!




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.


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:

HPWA welcomes Zachary

Tympanick to a Fall 2018

internship. Zack is a senior

at Rising Tide Charter Public

School, with a strong interest

in science and problem-solving.

He is working with Don Williams, president and water quality committee co-chair, to analyze 10 years of water quality data for Great and Little Herring Ponds.