The WRWC was recently featured in the news for our annual spring Herring Fish Count!

The WRWC’s Executive Director Alicia Lehrer shared information about our fish count and the herring that come to the Woonasquatucket River with ABC6’s Tim Studebaker. “Herring are fish that live in the Atlantic Ocean, but they use our local rivers as spawning grounds so they can raise their young. It is just a great way to see our local, even urban, rivers come alive.”

Each year, herring come to our state’s local rivers to spawn, and with recent environmental efforts to clean up the contaminated Woonasquatucket River, we are seeing more and more of these fish coming back in the spring to lay their eggs.

The WRWC’s spring fish count started earlier this month and will continue through May. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for as many 10-minute shifts as they want to count the fish that come to the local fish ladders along the River. If you are interested in joining our fish count, you can sign up here.

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