Understanding Weir River Watershed subject of Hingham meeting Wednesday

By Greg Lane Hingham Current Staff, December 4, 2020
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The Weir River Watershed Association annual meeting on Wednesday, December 9th, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, will feature a panel of experts who will provide a better understanding of the water system that provides drinking water for Hingham, Hull, and North Cohasset and its critical herring spawning grounds. The event is called, "Humans and Herring: Share the River, Share the Water."

Panelists on December 9th will describe the river’s natural resources and how they are factoring into the Town of Hingham’s management of the water system; discuss opportunities for restoring streamflow to the river; and review a survey looking for river herring this spring in the Weir River to determine if there was any population remaining in our river. 

Conformed panelists for this informative evening include: Mary Powers, Hingham Town Selectwoman and Weir River Water Commissioner Weir River Water Superintendent, Russ Tierney, Weir River Watershed Superintendent, as well as Tom Bell and Daniel Wells two volunteers and avid fishermen who led the herring research this spring.  


To learn more about the Weir River Watershed Association and the annual meeting, visit their website: www.weirriver.org.

greg can be reached at greg@hinghamcurrent.com.