Volunteer as a Fish monitor this spring!

Photo by Patrick Herron

Photo by Patrick Herron

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! MyRWA will begin the 5th year of the Herring Monitoring 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 19thand to counting for at least one ten-minute period per week from early April to mid-June. Monitors must be at least 18 years and able to swim. Youth aged 12 to 17 may assist under the direct supervision of a guardian.You must register for the training.

Saturday, March 19th 10:00 a.m. - noon: Herring Monitoring Training
Medford Boat Club, Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford
Register here (required)