HPWA has conducted various activities over the years to further our goals of Monitoring, Education, and Protection. Members and Friends have generously donated time and treasure.

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• Public Educational Programs – 4 per year
• Newsletters to Members and Friends – 3-4 issues per year
• Water Quality Sampling on Great and Little Herring Ponds – 8 years
• Storm Water Runoff Sampling and partnership with Town of Plymouth to support
remediation projects on Pond Rd/Shore Rd and Eagle Hill Drive
• “Shed Faire” watershed fundraiser
• Post Card Mailer to watershed residents
• Watershed Stewardship Guide creation and distribution – Makepeace Neighborhood Fund
• HPWA Photo Contest and 18-month calendar fundraiser
• Annual Members Picnics 2013-2016
• Annual Bird Walks with Brian
• Land Protection vs Development – Parcel 15 along Carter’s River (purchased by
Plymouth CPC for conservation restriction)
• Run, Herring, Run Superhero Comic creation – New England Grass Roots Environment
• Joint print run of 17,000 superhero herring comics with Middleborough-Lakeville
Herring Fishery Commission and North and south Rivers Watershed Association for
distribution through environmental festivals and schools
• Draft Citizen’s Nomination of ACEC as nexus for River Herring research and NOAA
• Volunteer Herring Count in partnership with Town of Plymouth at Herring River outflow
from Great Herring Pond 2015-2017
• Kids Table Activities (Decorate-a-Herring) at annual SEMPBA Pine Fest, Plimoth
Plantation Herring Run Festival, and Friends of Myles Standish State Forest Fishing
• Strategic Land Protection (and Clean-up) of Little Herring Pond/Triangle Pond isthmus
(voted at Oct 2015 Plymouth Town Meeting for protective purchase of 43.6 acres with
funds from CPC and HPWA donor. Deed recorded in Spring 2016.) Dedication as David
E. Alper Nature Preserve July 21, 2017
• Screech Owl/Kestrel and Bluebird/Tree Swallow nest box workshop at Tidmarsh Farms
(100 boxes built)
• Networking and letters of support as members with Watershed Action Alliance (WAA),
Pew Trust’s Herring Alliance, and Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance