South Shore Group Seeks Herring Count Volunteers

First Herring Brook, Scituate, MA, Photo courtesy NSRWA
First Herring Brook, Scituate, MA, Photo courtesy NSRWA

The North & South Rivers Watershed Association seeks volunteers from April 1 through May 31 to count returning river herring. The counting will take place 7 days a week, 6 to 9 times a day at 4 different locations.

Volunteers will perform one-minute counts several times a week during a specific time period at one of the sites, which include the South River at Veterans Memorial Park fish ladder in Marshfield, the First Herring Brook at the Old Oaken Bucket fish ladder in Scituate, the Herring Brook at Upper Mill Pond fish ladder in Pembroke and the Third Herring Brook in Norwell and Hanover.

Mandatory training sessions for new volunteers will be held at the following dates and times:

  • 1 p.m. March 8 and 22
  • 4 p.m. March 15 and 29
  • 10 a.m. March 17 and 31

Volunteers can attend one session. Additional trainings may be added in the second half of March.

To volunteer call (781) 659-8168 or email/
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