The following is from the Mystic River Watershed Association.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, March 4
Did you know there is a fish that lives in the ocean and swims all the way to the Mystic Lakes to lay its eggs each spring? The Mystic River Watershed Association is seeking volunteers from April 1 through mid-June to count river herring as part of its second year of the Herring Monitoring Program. Counting will be done seven days per week, nine to 12 times daily, at the fish ladder at the DCR Upper Mystic Lake dam in Medford. Volunteers should commit to at least one 10-minute count, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Monitors must be at least 18 years old unless accompanied by an adult. New volunteers must attend a training session, with the primary training scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m…
Stephen Harrington, a Town Meeting member from Precinct 13, responds to Selectmen who recently criticized his decision to submit a petition for a Special Town Meeting on Arlington's seasonal ban on gas-powered leaf blowers.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Arlington resident Stephen Harrington, a Town Meeting member from Precinct 13. Harrington recently submitted a petition for a Special Town Meeting regarding Arlington's seasonal ban on gas-powered leaf blowers. His decision to submit the petition was criticized by Selectmen at their Monday meeting. The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is a private non-profit that has served, since 1972, the communities of Somerville, Medford and Arlington to protect and restore the Mystic River by mobilizing volunteers. A laudable mission. Most of MyRWA's funding comes from State and local grants of which 20 percent is given in compensation to the executive director, according to the most recent IRS …