Today I went to Omega Pond and Omega Dam in East Providence. Today was the 4th annual Scoop the Herring day put on by the Ten Mile River Watershed Council. My friend Keith pulled this event together and there were a ton of volunteers. The volunteers picked up bags and bags of trash including shopping carts and a tank for a BBQ Grill. The event not only was for the day but to also build awareness for the need for fish ladders so that many species of fish, like herring, can easily come back up to the rivers to spawn.
|The event was really well attended. There were a ton of people helping with all of the cleanup. We had a so many pairs of gloves, and bags and pairs of grabbers. As I walked around the train bridge and the woods I took many photos of everyone who was working to clean the area around the pond. I also got a bunch of photos of the volunteers who schooped up the herring and brought them over the dam. There was also some kayaking to be had. I put in the water with a group of people who were trying it for the first time. Omega pond is a nice place to paddle because you can go up to the Ten Mile River a ways and there are old train tracks and many bridges to explore.||
I brought my Xshot and my Xshot Kayak mount with me and took a bunch of video using it. The mount worked great but we put it too far up on the boat and that made it very hard to make adjustments. I had to scoot myself way up off my seat and forward and then stretch a ways in order to reach the wingnut to make the adjustments. Other than that it worked great.
While I was out there I brought along a snack to enjoy, some House of Jerky Beef Jerky. I tried the Natural Beef Jerky flavor. It was very tasty. And beef jerky is a great snack to have with you while kayaking. Light, flavorful and also easy to carry flat.
I had a great day out on the water. Paddling was so much fun and I used my PhotoTrackr mini to record the trip. I was also using Everytrail on my phone but for some reason the trip recorded but didn’t save. I would have liked to have seen the difference between the two services. I don’t think that my camera and my phototrackr were synched properly before I went on my trip. I have to remember to do that next time. Don’t forget that I am giving away 4 PhotoTrackr Minis on April 30th. There is still time to enter the contest.
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