We are also pleased to announce the first in-person herring count training since the Elm Street Dam removal project. We know this is long overdue, if for no other reason than to familiarize our counters with the new sites.

1:00 PM at Soules Pond (parking at 215 Elm Street, Kingston)

Followed by Forge Pond around 2:30 PM (parking at Cranberry Watershed Preserve entrance, 54 Lake Street, Kingston)

This training will go over some common issues found while counting – but it is not mandatory to participate in the herring count. We will have online training materials for those who cannot attend as well.

Last year’s herring run was unfortunately low – so this year we are hoping to really push the count numbers up to make sure we have the best data possible to examine this problem. It would be great help if you could attend and count.