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Volunteer!

Jones River Herring Count
April 1 - June 2

With the Town of Kingston and JRWA actively working on the dam removal project, we really need to collect great data this year as a baseline for big changes. We are calling on our dedicated counters to return and for new volunteers to join us – if you've got at least 10 minutes to spare before June 2nd, you can be part of the effort!

Learn more or sign up now!

Training will be provided. Ways to sign up:

  • Online scheduling: See available time slots and enter your preferred times here: 2018 Herring Count Sign-up →
  • Email us at fish@jonesriver.org. Give us your name, contact info, and the time slots you can commit to, and we'll add you to the schedule.
  • Call us at (781) 585-2322. If you miss us, leave a message with your name, contact info, and the time slots you can commit to.
  • Stop by the Jones River Landing to sign up on the master sign-up sheet. We will have it available on the front porch 24/7.
Thank you and spread the word!

Music & Fish Night
Monday, April 23

Join us at Jones River Landing for an evening of music, food, and fish talk to celebrate Earth Day and World Fish Migration Day. We have a great line-up in store to kick off spring and these special events:

  • 6:00 pm – Doors open. Enjoy light snacks off the grill and feel free to BYOB!
  • 6:30 pm – The Oshima Brothers will perform an infectious set of their harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. (More about them below).
  • 7:15 pmThe American Shad in Local Massachusetts Rivers with Guest Speaker, fisherman, and author Joe Danubio, who will lead a discussion about the biological habits of the American shad and tactics on how to catch the American shad with a fly rod. (More about the talk below).
  • 8:00 pm – The Oshima Brothers 2nd set!

As a special for Earth Day, Plymouth Solar Energy will be bringing a "Solar Flower" to power the music!

The event is free, but donations are suggested and help ensure future fun events at Jones River Landing (55 Landing Road, Kingston, MA).

The Musicians – Oshima Brothers

Oshima Brothers’ magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. Their debut album, “Oshima Brothers,” released in 2016, is a collection of 11 original songs written by Sean, and arranged and recorded by Jamie. The brothers live in Maine but are often on the road performing, producing music videos, and dancing.

Oshima Brothers' website →

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The Speaker – Joe Danubio

Every April, various migratory species of fish embark on an expedition from the ocean into the local rivers, brooks, and streams. After traveling through the various ocean tributaries, the migratory species reach their final destination, the spawning grounds, where they complete their reproductive purpose for their existence and insure the survival of future generations. One of these species is the American shad.

Joe Danubio will be leading a discussion about the biological habits of the American shad and tactics on how to catch the American shad with a fly rod. Much of the focus with revolve around the existence of American shad in the Indian Head River in Hanover/Pembroke, MA. The Indian Head River boasts one of the more robust populations of American shad for Massachusetts coastal estuaries. Joe Danubio is a local fly fisherman, winner of the Second Annual Cheeky Schoolie Tournament for striped bass on the Cape with a fly rod, and the author of The Complex Mind of an Ordinary Fly Fisherman.

Stay tuned!

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