Welcome to FHBWI
The First Herring Brook Watershed Initiative consists mostly of Scituate, MA residents with a wide variety of environmental backgrounds and interests.
FHBWI is affiliated with the nonprofit North and South Rivers Watershed Association and Maxwell Conservation Trust.
The Department of Environmental Protection updated a map of Scituate's surface water supply in 2004 that was amended in 2006 based on field work and information in our First Herring Brook Watershed Report FHBWI members participated in the creation of the 2004 Water Study Committee Report for the town of Scituate.
FHBWI is currently conducting stream flow research under the guidance of the Riverways Program.
FHBWI is assisting the North and South Rivers Watershed Association and Water Resources Committee with efforts to restore the herring run in First Herring Brook.
Along with other Scituate residents the FHBWI has initiated a project to create a trail in memory of Garry VanWart, an eminent natural scientist and educator who passed away last year.
- "Stormwater Landscaping Project at Hughey Road"
- FHBWI RIFLS Stream Flow Project
The Mission Statement of the First Herring Brook Watershed Initiative
Learn about the First Herring Brook watershed, its ecosystem, and its relationship to our drinking water supply. Seek programs, research, and grant opportunities that will benefit and protect the watershed. Explore ways to create recreational and educational activities within the watershed for all residents. Encourage a community commitment to the preservation of the quality and quantity of our water resources within the watershed.