OSTERVILLE – A herring count training session will take place on Saturday, March 18th from 1 to 3 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 2150 Main Street, Marstons Mills.
The session will be hosted by Three Bays Preservation, Inc. and detail how volunteers can help the organization keep track of the two species of river herring which swim upstream in local waters each spring during migration.
The two herring species found in the area migrate here each year from hundreds of miles away to lay up to 30,000 eggs per mother in the same water in which they were born.
Not only are herring a food source for other species, but they may also help cut down on nitrogen-emitting algae.
A volunteer open house will take place a few days later on March 22nd from 5 to 7 p.m. at the organization’s office, 864 Main Street, Osterville.
Both events are free and open to the public.