Hingham assumed control over the Weir River Water System this summer during drought conditions that left the Weir River dry for extended periods of time. The water that provides drinking water for Hull, Hingham, and North Cohasset is also critical for maintaining fragile fish spawning grounds.
The Weir River Watershed Association will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. so that attendees can learn more about the river’s natural resources and how they are factoring into Hingham’s management of the water system. Speakers for the evening will include Hingham Selectwoman and Weir River Water Commissioner Mary Powers and Weir River Water Superintendent Russ Tierney, who will provide an update on the status of the water supply and discuss opportunities for restoring streamflow to the river.
Also scheduled to speak are Tom Bell and Daniel Wells, two volunteers and avid fishermen who led an intensive survey looking for river herring this spring in the Weir River to determine if there was any population remaining in the river.
To register for the Zoom meeting, visit weirriver.org.
The Weir River Watershed Association is committed to promoting awareness and stewardship of the Weir River Watershed. More information is available at weirriver.org.