2016 Annual Meeting Agenda

Click below to download a pdf of the agenda:River Herring Network 2016 Annual Meeting Agenda Oct 27-2016

The 6th Annual Meeting of the River Herring Network will take place on Thursday, October 27th from 10:00AM-5:00PM at the Buzzards Bay Coalition Office on 114 Front St in New Bedford.  This year the meeting is being hosted by the Buzzards Bay Coalition.  Registration is FREE thanks to support from the MA Division of Marine Fisheries, Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Woods Hole Sea Grant, the Cape Cod Conservation District, and the Buzzards Bay Coalition.  

The day features 7 presentations on topics that members suggested and prioritized, a group discussion period, and an afternoon field trip to the new Sawmill Park and nature-like fish ladder along the Acushnet River.  Coffee will be available throughout the day and a pizza lunch will be provided at noon.

Parking is at the Elm St. Garage which is 0.2 mile walk from the meeting location. Parking for a whole day will cost $15.00. Click here for a map from the garage to the meeting location: Parking Directions - River Herring Network Meeting -10-27-16
If you need assistance getting to the meeting, please include a note when you RSVP.

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Save the Date! Annual Meeting on October 27, 2016

Save the Date!
The 6th Annual River Herring Network Meeting will take place on:

Thursday October 27th, 2016

This year the Buzzards Bay Coalition has offered to host the meeting, and their staff will offer a tour of the new Sawmill Park along the Acushnet River. The meeting will take place in New Bedford at the Coalition office on 114 Front St, New Bedford, MA 02740.

A survey will be sent out soon asking for your ideas for speakers and topics.
Abigail Franklin Archer


Spring 2016 Workshop Summary

On Thursday, March 31, 2016 fifteen people attended the River Herring Network Spring Workshop in Kingston. Herring Wardens, Natural Resources Officers, Staff and an elected official from 4 towns, 3 non proft organizations, and 2 state agencies gathered at the Jones River Environmental Center to learn about the Elm St Dam removal project.  The goal of the workshop was to gather input on the project plans from knowledgable people in other towns, and to provide an example to those people of the steps involved in a dam removal project.  Helpful feedback was received via the evaluation survey, and the format of having a talk, discussion time, then site visit seemed to work well.

To see pictures from the day click on the link below:
River Herring Network Spring 2016 Workshop

Thank you to the Jones River Watershed Association for hosting, and to all the participants for taking time out of busy schedules to come together and learn from one another! If anyone has ideas for a future workshop, please contact the Steering Committee at the "Contact" link at the top of the website.

-Abigail Archer


'Tis the Season for River Herring Events!

'Tis the season for River Herring Festivals and Events!
Spring 2016

April 2    Weymouth Herring Run Clean Up
April 9 & 10 – Middleborough Festival at Oliver Mill Park
April 23 & 24 – Plymouth Herring Festival
April 30 – Springtime Herring Exploration at the Mashpee River by Route 130
May 1 - Pembroke Fish Fry, 11AM-3PM, Herring Run Park Route 14
May 14 - Achusnet River Sawmill Park Festival

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