Herring Monitoring Program Announced – Seeking Volunteers!

Did you know there is a fish that lives in the ocean and swims all the way to the Mystic Lakes in Arlington to lay its eggs each spring?

Help document the river herring’s migration by volunteering to be a fish monitor! The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) will begin a new program to monitor river herring at the Mystic Lakes Dam fish ladder in April. We need volunteer fish monitors to count herring and support our data collection so that we can estimate run size. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Volunteers should commit to attending a two hour volunteer training on March 17th and to counting for at least one ten-minute period per week from April 1st –June 1st.Monitors must be at least 18 years old unless accompanied by an adult. You must register for the training.

To find out more about this volunteer opportunity and program please contact Herring@MysticRiver.org or visit our website at www.MysticRiver.org/herring-monitoring/

March 17
Herring Monitoring Training, 1-3pm
27 Maple St, Arlington Senior Center, Arlington