Health of Herring Bay
Herring Bay is an ecological jewel. Its shallow waters once teemed with blue crabs, oyster beds, and submerged aquatic vegetation. Its shores serve as nesting grounds for horseshoe crabs and terrapin turtle, its cliffs as nesting areas of bald eagles. The Fairhaven “lake” hosts tundra swans in the winter and a wide variety of native plant species.
AHB is working on several fronts to protect and enhance the health of the Herring Bay area. Our major initiatives include monitoring water quality, eradicating invasive plant species, and documenting the diversity of our biological resources.