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2015 Count Volunteers Needed

Each spring the river herring runs along the entire coast of Massachusetts are monitored by volunteers that spend 10 minutes a visit counting herring and recording environmental data.  These data are important for tracking the size of populations.  The data are sent to the MA Division of Marine Fisheries for state-wide analysis. Towns, watershed associations, and local non-profit groups also use the data to keep track of how their local runs are doing.

After receiving training, volunteers are expected to commit to a 10 minute time block at least once a week for two months.  It is a great way to spend some time in nature and help the herring!

Below is information about who to contact on Cape Cod and the South Shore if you'd like to become a volunteer.

South Shore

Town/River Count Organizer Phone E-Mail
Kingston- Jones River Jones River Watershed Association - Alex Mansfield (781) 585-2322 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Duxbury - Island Creek Town of Duxbury - Steve Donovan (508) 813-5676 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Plymouth - Town Brook Town of Plymouth - Kim Tower (508) 747-1620 x198 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Plymouth - Herring Brook Town of Plymouth - Kim Tower (508) 747-1620 x198 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Scituate -First Herring Brook North & South Rivers Watershed Association - Sara Grady (781) 659-8168 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pembroke - Herring Brook North & South Rivers Watershed Association - Sara Grady (781) 659-8168 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marshfield -South River North & South Rivers Watershed Association - Sara Grady (781) 659-8168 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cape Cod

Town/River Count Organizer Phone E-Mail
Barnstable - Centerville River Amy Croteau, Natural Resource Officer 508-790-6272 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Barnstable - Marstons Mills River 3 Bays Preservation 508-420-0780 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Barnstable - Red Lily Pond/Lake Elizabeth Tom Kirk, Red Lily Pond Project 508-790-0835 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brewster - Stony Brook Jo Ann Muramoto  508-362-4226 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dennis - Bound Brook Jo Ann Muramoto  508-362-4226 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brian Everett, Dennis Land Manager 508-760-6123 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eastham, Bridge Pond Jo Ann Muramoto  508-362-4226 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Falmouth - Coonamessett River & Trunk River Lou Turner  508-540-3263 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
Falmouth - Cedar Lake Jo Ann Muramoto  508-362-4226 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Harwich - Hinckleys Pond Matt Cannon - HCT 508-432-3997 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Heinz Proft, Natural Resources Director 508-430-7532 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mashpee- Santuit River, Mashpee River, and Quashnet River Jo Ann Muramoto  508-362-4226 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andrew McManus, Conservation Agent (508) 539-1424 x 8539 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Orleans - Pilgrim Lake Richard Tyldesley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sandwich- Mill Creek Jo Ann Muramoto  508-362-4226 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wellfleet- Herring River John Riehl This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Yarmouth - Tom Matthews Pond Jo Ann Muramoto 508-362-4226 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.