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Electro Fishing

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with electrofishing at two different sites along the Ten Mile River. For those who don’t know, electrofishing is a common survey method used to gather data about fish populations in bodies of water. An in-water team uses a device that puts an electric current into the water,  confusing the fish for just a few moments. This allows the fish to be gathered and then brought to shore, where important data can be gathered. The best part is that the fish can then be returned to the water, with no harm done! The data we gather about the fish, including species and size, provides us with helpful information about the health of the river.

We are hoping to have 12 volunteers join us for this important, fun habitat assessment. Spots are available for both on land and in the water. We welcome all ages and all materials will be provided including waders and gloves for the in-water team. This will be a socially distanced event, masks will be required, and sign up is necessary to participate.

The Lower Ten Mile River

Thursday, September 10th at Hunts Mills Rumford 11-1 pm
65 Hunts Mill Rd, Rumford, RI 02916
Rain Date Friday, September 11th, 11-1 pm

The Upper Ten Mile River

Thursday, September 17th at Larson Woods 11-1 pm
Closest Address: 32 Watson Ave, Attleboro, MA 02703
Rain Date  Friday, September 18th, 11-1 pm

Annual herring runs of that size could enrich the entire ecosystem of the Ten Mile River and the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Not so long ago, the last of three fish ladders on the Ten Mile River was built, capping years of work costing millions of dollars to help herring get over dams that had blocked access to historic spawning grounds for more than a century.

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We are a community-based 501c non profit organization focused on protecting and promoting the Ten Mile River helping make the world around us a better place. With the help of Members and friends, we organize events from paddling trips to clean ups, engaging the community to let them see what we see in the Watershed. We hope they find opportunitoes to get outside and enjoy it.

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Ten Mile River Watershed Council

(401) 474-3813

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