Mystic River Watershed Association Uses New Underwater Video Camera This May For Annual Herring Count Project

Mystic River Watershed Association Uses New Underwater Video Camera This May For Annual Herring Count Project

 new project led by the Mystic River Watershed Association is broadcasting the river herring migration in the Mystic River this spring, and you are needed to help make it a success.  A motion-sensor underwater video camera at the Upper Mystic Lake dam fish ladder in Medford now records the herring migration 24 hours a day. 

Bike to the Sea bike tour as part of Herring Run & Paddle festivities

Bike to the Sea bike tour as part of Herring Run & Paddle festivities

On Saturday, May 20th at 11:15 a.m. join Bike to the Sea for a free bike ride as part of the Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle. The ride will take place along existing paths on both sides of the Mystic River through Somerville and Medford, in addition to the Park at River's Edge along the Malden River. 

Art installation will be part of Herring Run & Paddle event

Art installation will be part of Herring Run & Paddle event

Explore artist Kari Percival’s temporary art installation of an ecological and astronomical calendar for this spot on the bank of the Mystic River. “We Are Here: River Year” will be on view at the Herring Run and Paddle on May 20th at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse.

Alexie Torres-Fleming to join Mystic River Watershed Association for talk on community-led park revitalization projects

Alexie Torres-Fleming to join Mystic River Watershed Association for talk on community-led park revitalization projects

The Mystic River Watershed Association is hosting a lecture and panel discussion headlined by Alexie Torres-Fleming, an award winning speaker, activist, urban planner and Medford resident. Torres-Fleming will share her story of creating a community-driven movement to revitalize parks along the Bronx River. 

Meet our new Herring Education Intern!

Meet our new Herring Education Intern!

Meet MyRWA's Herring Education intern, Emma Arnesty-Good. The San Francisco native and white-water rafting guide recently graduated from Tufts University with a degree in American Studies. She is now leading the way on a new program on the Mystic by working with teachers to bring the herring migration to classrooms throughout the watershed.

Advocacy for the Malden River

Advocacy for the Malden River

MyRWA met with the Mystic Valley Development Commission (MVDC) on Tuesday, which oversees the River's Edge development project along the Malden River banks.