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Save the Date - November 2, 2017 Annual Meeting

Save the Date!  

The River Herring Network 2017 annual meeting will take place on Thursday, November 2 at the Sandwich Town Hall in their beautifully restored auditorium. A survey with ideas for topics and speakers will be sent out in early August.

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Grant Opportunity for Culvert Replacement

The Division of Ecological Restoration just announced a grant opportunity to help towns replace culverts. The culvert must be on a public way that is owned by the municipality, the work must be completed by June 30,2018, and it must be on a freshwater waterway with no tidal influence. The water flow through the culvert must be uni-directional. The project must also meet the goals of the MA Stream Crossing Standards.

The application was designed to be filled out by Department of Public Works departments, and have the DPW be the lead contact for the project. So - if you have a project that you think might be eligible - go talk to your DPW folks.

You can find all the information and application materials on the DER website. It's called the, "Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Program".
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/der/

If you have questions, contact Tim Chorey, Stream Continuity Specialist at DER. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . It's a quick turnaround - the application deadline is July 11, 2017.


Abigail Archer

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Counting herring at your computer!

When you have a minute to spare, check out the Mystic River Watershed Association herring counting website! You can help them count their herring while sitting at your desk.

https://www.mysticherring.org/

 

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'tis the season for River Herring Festivals!

'Tis the season for River Herring Festivals and Events!
Spring 2017

Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9 – Middleborough Festival at Oliver Mill Park
Sunday, April 30th – Herring Run Bike Tour, Cape Cod Canal
Saturday, May 6 – Plymouth Herring Festival
Sunday, May 7 – Springtime Herring Exploration at the Mashpee River by Route 130
Saturday, May 20 - Achusnet River Sawmill Park Festival

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