9AM Bus Tour of the Pembroke Herring Run - Oct 15

The Pembroke Herring Fisheries Commission invites you to an early morning tour of the Pembroke Herring Run.
The bus will leave from the Pembroke Public Library at 142 Center St. and will return to the same location in time
for the start of the River Herring Network annual meeting at 10:30AM.

Local historian Kyle Harney will narrate the tour. Points of interest will be the Pembroke Herring Run Park, North River
and the Historic Bridge, Pembroke/Hanover Herring Run Falls, and Oldham & Furnace Ponds where the river herring
spawn. Narration will focus on historical information about the river and the fish that migrate along it.

Registration is FREE but please RSVP by September 28 to Abigail Archer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call at 508-375-6702.

Click here to download a pdf of the tour description: Morning bus tour of Pembroke Herring Run



Agenda for October 15 Annual Meeting

Click below to download a pdf of the agenda:2015 RHN Annual Meeting Agenda - October 15 - Pembroke Public Library

The 5th Annual Meeting of the River Herring Network will take place on Thursday, October 15th from 10:30AM-4:00PM at the Pembroke Public Library on 142 Center St.  This year the meeting is being hosted by the Pembroke Herring Fisheries Commission.  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 Pembroke Herring Fisheries Commission.  

The day features 6 presentations on topics that members suggested and prioritized, a group discussion period, and an afternoon field trip to Pembroke's Herring Run Historic Park on Route 14.  Coffee will be available throughout the day and a pizza lunch will be provided at noon.

If you plan on attending please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Save the Date! Thursday October 15th Annual River Herring Network Meeting

Save the Date!

The 5th Annual River Herring Network Meeting will take place on: 

Thursday October 15th, 2015

This year the Pembroke Herring Fisheries Commission has offered to host the meeting.  It will take place at the Pembroke Public Library located at 142 Center St, Pembroke, MA 02359.

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

Abigail Franklin Archer



2015 River Herring Festivals - A Great Success!

Congratulations to the organizers of the Middleborough and Plymouth Herring Festivals! 

Both events were well attended and were great opportunities for area people and families to celebrate the end of winter and the return of the herring.  At both events I heard volunteers educating people who were excited about the fish, but didn’t quite have their facts straight about where the herring were going, where they were coming from, and what exactly they were doing.  The volunteers were excellent at patiently and enthusiastically answering questions. The Middleboro Gazette reported that 6,595 people attended across the April 11&12 weekend and the estimate for Plymouth attendees was about 1,300 across the April 25&26 weekend.  I attended both and had a great time.  Watching herring while drinking lemonade and eating locally made baked goods was the perfect antidote to the long winter.

-Abby Franklin Archer



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