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Jul 11, 2018
6:30pm

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93 Main Coffee Shop

93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St., Unity, ME

Price

$5 suggested donation

A Record Year for Fish: Now What?

The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust monthly speaker series continues Wednesday, July 11, with a look at fisheries in the Sebasticook and Kennebec River basin.

Nate Gray of the Maine Department of Marine Resources will present “Fish of the Kennebec River Basin: A look into the past, present and future of these species in central Maine.” The talk will explore the history of migratory fish in the Kennebec River basin, with an emphasis on fisheries restoration projects.

Following the removal of dams in Augusta and Winslow, native migratory fish including alewives are returning to the Sebasticook in record numbers. In 2018, a record number of alewives – more than 5 million! – passed the Benton Falls dam on the way to spawn in many of the lakes and ponds of the Sebasticook River basin. An ambitious effort to restore access to China Lake will grow that number in years to come.

The monthly speaker series is held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at 93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St. in Unity. In August speaker Nancy Olmstead from the Maine Natural Areas Program will join us for a program about invasive plants. A $5 suggested donation helps to defray costs associated with the monthly speaker series. For more information, please contact info@sebasticookrlt.org.