posted May 11, 2019, 4:46 PM by Joseph Bickard   [ updated May 11, 2019, 4:47 PM ]

Thank you for your interest in being a part of this years' alewife fish count!
You and I and will be spending the next month or so taking turns to count river herring (alewives) as they make their way from the ocean into Highland Lake to spawn. 

In addition to giving you the information about our project, I'd like to use this email to introduce myself! My name is Ben Libby and I am interning with the University of Southern Maine and the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, who have joined together to help get our community involved with aquatic ecosystem monitoring. I am an Environmental Science major at USM and this past semester, I have been studying water quality at Mill Brook. I'm excited to meet all of you and make this program as fun and successful as possible!

For those of you who have not done this sort of thing before, you and I will meet for a small individual training session prior to your first scheduled count time. You can reach me through email, at, or cell phone (207-894-8286). If I don't answer a phone call, please feel free to leave a voicemail or a text message and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

If you'd like to be a volunteer, please fill out some basic info here!

After filling out your info,  click here to set up a time slot! Note that you are signing up for a 3 hour time slot, however, each person has to count for ONLY 30 MINUTES within the time that you signed up for!


Ben Libby 
University of Southern Maine
Environmental Science & Policy 
Joseph Bickard,
May 11, 2019, 4:46 PM