MYSTIC RIVER HERRING RUN AND PADDLE
Saturday, May 18th 2019
A big thanks to all who came out on a beautiful Saturday at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse to run, walk, bike and paddle with the fish and to support the work of the Mystic River Watershed Association. All told we raised $41,000 to clean and protect the Mystic River.
Find your 2019 race results are here.
Check out the 5k and paddle photos here! A big thanks to photographer David Mussina.
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. The Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle celebrates this spectacular migration that runs from April-June each spring. For the past 22 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.