The Hingham Land Conservation Trust will host a Fall Walk exploring the trails, ponds, and pools adjacent to the Weir River Water System (WRWS) water treatment facility on Saturday, Oct. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. The group will gather at the rear of the WRWS maintenance facility building, located across the street from 86 South Pleasant St. in Hingham. There are parking accommodations at the facility.
The walk will follow a scenic loop on trails on the WRWS’ property. Along the way, participants will learn where Hull, Hingham, and parts of Cohasset source their water and how it is collected, stored, treated, and distributed; challenges that the WRWS is facing and its plans for the future will also be noted.
Walkers should dress for the weather and be prepared to travel on steep and uneven terrain. The morning walk is expected to be completed between 11:30 and noon.
After the walk, optional tours will be offered inside the WRWS treatment facility, located at 900 Main St., Hingham. The tours will be limited to groups of 10 people at a time, and masks will be required.
The walk will be guided by Steve Ivas and Russell Tierney. Ivas is a wetlands scientist with more than 30 years of professional experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the geography of the water system and the local flora and fauna. He has served as a Norwell water commissioner for many terms. Tierney is the managing director and superintendent of the WRWS, bringing nearly 30 years’ experience managing the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems to the position.
The Hingham Land Conservation Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to acquiring, preserving, and maintaining exceptional landscapes and natural areas in Hingham. More about the mission and activities of the trust is available at www.hinghamlandtrust.org.