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437WANTED: Part-time Volunteer Race and Festival Manager

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  • EPD Marine
    Feb 4, 2008
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      WANTED: Part-time Volunteer Race and Festival Manager

      Please post and forward!

      Wanted: Part-time Volunteer Race and Festival Manager

      Organize and run the Herring Festival for the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) from existing handbook/procedures. This outreach activity highlights a hidden jewel of the Boston metropolitan area. The Herring Run (which usually takes place in late May) is timed with the migration of andromanous fish from the open ocean through Boston Harbor and the Amelia Earhart Dam on the Mystic River to the Mystic Lakes and Mystic tributaries. A dam at the lower Mystic Lake blocks the migration and the Mystic River Watershed Association with help from lots of volunteers has formed a Bucket Brigade to hoist fish over the dam. This race and festival is a celebration of the return of these blue-black and alewife herring.

      You will be responsible for all aspects of a 5K road race along the Mystic Shoreline, a concomitant paddle race on the Mystic, a mini-River Festival, securing in-kind donations, prizes, media coverage and report of activities at the conclusion of the event.

      Estimated to take 130 hours of planning, 25 hours of activity and 10 hours of documentation

      Contact Name Minka vanBeuzekom
      Phone 617-596-1547
      Email minka@...

      Please forgive cross postings!

      Officer Patrick Johnston
      Everett Police-Marine Unit