May 13, 2018
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April 18, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.
What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river.
How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.
April 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall
Professor Brian Glyn Williams will discuss his latest book about how the CIA contacted a mysterious Afghan-Mongol warrior to help US Special Forces wage a covert war against the Taliban after 9/11. Williams, a professor of Islamic history at UMass Dartmouth, served as an advisor to the Hollywood film, 12 Strong: The Declassified Story of the Horse Soldiers. In addition to his fieldwork in the Islamic world, he has worked for the CIA tracking suicide bombers, trained Marines deployed to Afghanistan on tribal history and lectured at Special Operations Command, MacDill Airbase and US Air Force Special Operations Command. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.