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Protecting Boston's most urban river: citizen science, water quality, and river herring restoration on the Mystic River

  • 430 Nahant Road Nahant, MA, 01908 United States (map)

Special presentation by MyRWA's Andy Hrycyna, Watershed Scientist, as part of the lecture series of Northeastern University's Marine Science Center.

Countless Boston drivers travel over the Tobin Bridge or along Rt. 93 without noticing the Mystic River flowing past. One of the three major rivers of Boston Harbor, the Mystic is utterly urban, and yet still home to the second largest annual river herring migration from ocean to fresh water in Massachusetts. This talk will show how citizen science programs document and aim to reverse the negative water quality and ecological effects of urbanization.

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