In April, the HLCT enjoyed a walk starting on the Conservation Land at Shultz’s Farm and Triphammer Pond. The walk followed the earthen dam path at Triphammer Pond and arrived at the spillway bridge before heading back.

This scenic area, part of the Weir River Watershed, is vitally important to Hingham residents
and to area wildlife. A focus of the walk was the once-plentiful herring in the Weir River which
helped to attract Native Americans and then European settlers to the place we now call
home. We were guided by four speakers who will share their expertise and experience in two
presentation stops along the way.

Tom Bell, a hydrogeologist (now retired) has served as the president of the Straits Pond Watershed Association for over three years and is knowledgeable about the vitality of the Weir River watershed. Tom and Dan Wells, HLCT Board Member and lifetime fly fisherman, discussed their prodigious efforts and plans to keep the local herring runs and fish ladders clear and healthy.

Brad Chase, a marine fisheries biologist, leads the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Diadromous Fish Project. (Diadromous fish are those, like the herring, which migrate
between saltwater and freshwater.)

Samantha Woods, the Executive Director of the North and South Rivers Watershed Association and Chair of the Weir River Watershed Association, has worked to protect water for over twenty years.

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