President’s Letter
By Don Williams, President
“Membership in the Herring Ponds Watershed Association is a really good deal.  Educational opportunities include an upcoming talk (July 26) by David Gould, head of the Plymouth Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs.”

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Join the 4th of July Boat Parade
By Cheryl Nichols, Social Committee Co-Chair

“The boat parade is on July 4th.  Boats will meet & lineup at 3rd Rock (sandbar) at 6pm.”

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Restoring Plymouth, One Project at a Time
Presented by David Gould, Director of the Plymouth Department of Environmental Affairs.
Join members of HPWA and Wildlands Trust on Tuesday, July 25, 7pm at the Wildlands Trust Conservation Barn, 675 Long Pond Rd. Plymouth

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Jet Ski Safety
By Tom O’Brien, Chair, Safety Committee

“A lot of residents enjoy jet skiing on the pond.  While it is super fun, it is one of the more dangerous vessels in the water.”

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Herring Counting for 2023
By Ramona Krogman, Herring Count Coordinator

“Our largest single count occurred before 7:00 am.  We may need to request counting hours be extended from dawn to dusk to capture the movement of herring in low light.”

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Water Quality Report
By Don Williams

“Monthly water samples are also being taken to track the presence of cyanobacteria and microcystin toxin in GHP so that cyanobacteria blooms might be predicted in advance.”  

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Memorial Erected in Remembrance of Matthew Moses
By Tom O’Brien

“…on Mother’s Day this year, May 14, 2023, the Herring Ponds Watershed Association unveiled a memorial plaque in honor of Matthew Moses at the public boat ramp of Great Herring Pond.”

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Enjoy a Boat Ride on Great Herring Pond
Jack Kedian, Water Quality Co-Chair

“We will be scheduling a series of boat trips on the pond for HPWA members starting on Tuesday July 11th at 4PM weather permitting.”

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Topics of Interest Summer 2023
“This spring, Lee Pulis, with help from Botanist Irina Kadis and Alexy Zinovjev, revived the plant trail markers with new QR code identifiers that lead to detailed information for each plant identified along the one-third mile trail.”

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 A Look at Recent Events

2023 Herring Festival, Owl Nest Box Workshop, Butterfly Walk and more!

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Important Upcoming Event

July 4, 6pm,
Great Herring Pond Boat Parade
Meet up at 3 Rocks area, the sandbar for line-up.

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How to Care for Your Septic System
As we learned from our Water Quality Management Study septic systems impact surface water bodies and local drinking water wells.

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 Membership Committee Seeks Volunteers
By Martha Sheldon

“Looking for a volunteer job that might challenge your skills a bit and also have the reward of working with other HPWA volunteers?”

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Some Tips for Summer Gardens
By Geri Williams

“Behind all this bounty and beauty is a talented stage manager – you – planting. watering, deadheading, weeding and mowing”.

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 Photos from our Members

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