Letter from the President
I am very excited to report that we have appointed Tess Goldmann as chair of our Education Committee and Cheryl and Steve Nichols as co-chairs of the newly formed Social Committee.
Back by Popular Demand – Owl Box Workshop
On Saturday May 6th HPWA will host two Screech owl nest box building workshops at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Cedarville (1144 Long Pond Rd) from 10 am till 12 pm and from 12 pm till 2 pm.
Time for Spring Cleaning in Our Watershed
May 13, 2023. Will you volunteer a couple of hours to pick up trash in your neighborhood? HPWA volunteers have collected roadside trash in the watershed the past few years, around 30 bags were filled last year.
The Herring will be Coming Soon. Help Count Them!
We need your help to document the number of fish returning. A count takes 15 minutes once or twice a week. Only 10 minutes to count and a few minutes to log your data. A small commitment to generate data on an important species.
Herring Run Obstacle Course at the Herring Festival 2023, Saturday, April 22nd
HPWA will again host a herring ladder and slide activity for fun and hands-on learning about the herring life cycle. Setting up and supervising the 25-foot run is a labor-intensive task requiring a large number of volunteers over the 10 AM – 3 PM time frame.
Water Quality Report
If we can limit the entry of phosphorus into our ponds, we will be able to control algae blooms and toxic cyanobacteria blooms.
Ways to Conserve Water
Whether we are on Town water or our own well, as most of our Watershed residents are, we get our water from the same Plymouth-Carver Sole Source Aquifer. Summer demands on our water resources, especially with recent droughts, have incurred increased concerns…
Why we Need Vegetated Buffers
A vegetated buffer is a protective area of plants between a waterbody and human activity. It is a “living filter”, because it captures many of the pollutants that travel through. It is excess phosphorus in runoff that allows cyanobacteria, to grow exponentially to toxic levels.
Vote in the Spring Town Elections Saturday, May 20th
…we urge you to carefully research your choices and vote for those who will move Plymouth in a different direction, especially in the areas of preserving water quality and our beautiful Plymouth environment.
Postcards from the Past
Old Postcard Views from Dave Clark. Thought you would enjoy these old postcards. They were all published by T J Costello, Cedarville, Mass and printed in Germany.