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Sept 1
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM

Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington - Selectmen's Hearing Room, 2nd floor
Guest speaker: Eric Halvorsen will present MAPC's 2014 Metro North Land Use Priority Plan

Sept 10
Water Trouble Forum, 7PM
Winn Brook School, 97 Waterhouse Rd, Belmont

Sept 12
Mare Liberum journey down the Mystic, 11AM

Sept 14
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30PM
Cambridge Health Alliance, 195 Canal St, Malden

Sept 15
Flatbread Pizza Doughraiser, 5PM-11PM
45 Day St, Somerville, MA

Sept 19
Canoe Tour (free!), 9AM
Mystic Wellington Yacht Club, Medford
Register today

Sept 22
Canoemobile
Blessing of the Bay, Somerville

 

20th Annual MYSTIC RIVER HERRING RUN AND PADDLE 

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Run, Walk, Paddle or Bike for the Fish!

Illustration by: Lenni Armstrong

Please save the date for the 20th annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle! The event includes a 5K run/walk race, three paddling races (3, 9, and 12 miles), educational booths, children's activities, and more. All events are held at the DCR Blessing of the Bay Boathouse in Somerville. The 5K course continues along the Mystic River bike path and through DCR Torbert MacDonald Park. There are no street crossings on this flat course. Registration coming soon.

 

2015 RACE RESULTS

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS IN 2015!

TITLE SPONSOR


Assembly Row is proud to be the title sponsor of the 19th Annual Herring Run. Assembly Row is Somerville's newest neighborhood where locals can shop, dine, work, live and play. Outlet shopping mixes with a wide array of dining options and entertainment like LEGOLAND Discovery Center and AMC Theatres. This ever evolving neighborhood along the Mystic River is worth exploring anytime, any day, all year round. For a full list of stores, restaurants, entertainment and community events, visit www.AssemblyRow.com or visit Facebook.

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS

 

 




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SILVER SPONSORS

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY:

Ameriprise Financial, A Tavola Restaurant, Art Beat Creativity Store, Atlas Liquors, AVEDA Soma Salon and Spa, Berman's Wine and Spirits, Bertucci's, Big Picture Framing, Bike to the Sea, Black Crow Yoga, The Book Rack, Borealis Community Yoga, Boston Massage Associates, Boston Sports Club, Cabot Creamery, Capital Movie Theater, Century Bank, Christopher's Restaurant and Bar, Colleen's Ice Cream, Darn Tough Vermont Socks, David's Tea, Elements Massage, Elephant Walk, Elizabeth Grady - Face First, Gingerbread Construction Company, The Mystic Wine Shoppe, Greater Boston Running Company, Harrow's Chicken Pies, Heights Barber Shop, Henry Bear's Park, Homewood Suites By Hilton, Hyatt Place Boston/Medford, Irving Oil, Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, JP Licks (Davis Sq), Kelly's Roast Beef, Lakota Bakery, Dragonfly and Snail, LL Bean, Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, Mela Indian Restaurant, Worldwide Wolverine Foundation, Mike Rivard - Music, MG Fitness Center, Monster Energy, MTI Adventurewear, Mystic Coffee Roaster, New England Coffee, Nick & Lizzie's, Not Your Average Joe's, Orvis, Patagonia, Quebrada Baking Co., Redbones Barbeque, Regina Pizzeria, REI, Roland's Jewelry, Rudy's Café & Tequila Bar, Somerville Road Runners, Stonyfield Farm, Teddie Peanut Butter, Tenoch Mexican Taqueria, Terry the Inventor Mentor, Tom Yum Koong, Trader Joe's, Tweet Tweet Toy Shop, Vincent's Barber Shop, Wedgwood-Crane & Connolly Insurance Agency, Inc., When Pigs Fly Bread, Wheelworks, WhichWich, Whole Foods Market of Medford and Zoo New England.

 


PAST RACE RESULTS

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW HERRING IS A TYPE OF FISH?

There are two types of herring in the Mystic River Watershed: Alewife Herring (Alosa pseudoharengus) and Blueback Herring (Alosa aestivalis). Herring spend their lives in the ocean except when they swim upstream to lay their eggs, or spawn, in rivers such as the Mystic River. The Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle celebrates the return of this anadromous species to the Mystic River each spring. In the past, millions of herring swam through the Mystic, but their numbers have dropped considerably due to offshore fishing, pollution and the building of dams on the river.  But no matter what hurdles they face, the fish keep returning year after year.  For the past 16 years, local residents have been running along the banks and paddling up the river to show their support of the river and the tenacious herring and alewives that call it home. MyRWA also runs a Herring Monitoring Program that counts the returning herring each spring.

 

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