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All upcoming events are on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Herring Crawl scheduled for May 1st & 2nd, 2020 was postponed.  See these resources to do the Herring Crawl at your own pace.

Other Events

October 24, 2020
World Fish Migration Day – see details

Earth Day 2020 – virtual event due to COVID-19 – see details

National Arbor Day – virtual event due to COVID-19 – see details

Past Events

Member Picnic 2019

August 19, 2019
7:00 pm
Cedarville Fire Station

HPWA’s Public Program featured Capt. Mike Burns Jr., Director of Mass Maritime Academy’s Professional Advanced Shiphandling Training Professional Program, describing their use of manned model tankers on Great Herring Pond. 
[See presentation slides]

July 13, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cedarville Fire Station

HPWA ‘Shed Faire” 2019
Reuse/Recycle/Repurposing Sale | Educational Displays, Member Folk Art and Socialization | See details

June 30, 2019
2:00 pm
Wildlands Trust Conservation Barn

A Videographer’s Tour of the Herring Ponds 
See video  

May 19, 2019

Naturescaping Your Yard
HPWA’s public program
Wildlands Trust

Michael Talbot, an award-winning landscape designer and Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner, showed ways to create yards that are colorful and interesting year-round, while providing improved wildlife habitat. Handouts

April 27, 2019

The 2019 Herring Run Festival
Plimoth Grist Mill.

The weather cooperated and many kids and adults enjoyed our new fish ladder activity! See HPWA Flyer and More

HPWA’s 2019 River Herring Count “ran” April 1 thru May 31 at Sandy Pond Rd bridge. Sixteen volunteers joined in the fun and became Citizen Scientists! Preliminary reports from the Cape Cod Canal electronic counter indicate numbers up as much as 48% or more over the previous year!


March 29, 2019
8:00 am -4:00 pm
Camp Kiwanee in Hanson

The Watershed Action Alliance (WAA) held a conference on “Water – New England’s Next Big Challenge”
See presentation pdfs

March 16, 2019
2:00 PM
Wildlands Trust Conservation Barn

HPWA provided a presentation about the history and methods associated with head-starting endangered Northern Red-bellied Cooter. 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.