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Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary seeking new Director!

The Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary (SMWS) is seeking a new director to lead programming and operations at their 230-acre wildlife sanctuary on Mount Desert Island, Maine.  Interested applicants should send a letter and resume to: SMWS Director Search Committee, SMWS, P.O. Box 171, Mount Desert, ME 04660.  The deadline for applications is March 15, 2015!  Click […]

Project SHARE hosting Stream Restoration Workshop

Join Project SHARE on March 11, 2015 for an all day Stream Restoration Techniques Workshop.  The workshop will be taking place at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, located at 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105 The workshop will have special speakers from around Maine and New England sharing their knowledge on restoration topics, such as stream […]

Update on the Union River Dam

On January 27, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), issued a letter to Black Bear Hydro, LLC, the owner of the Ellsworth Dam Project on the Union River documenting the fish kill as a violation of its license.  This license expires in 2017 and is under consideration for renewal by FERC. State and Federal agencies […]

Alewife Workshop a SUCCESS!!!!!!

On January 21st, over 50 people, from over 16 organizations, participated in a day long workshop focused on the restoration of river herring – alewives, shad, blue-backs, and sardines – in eastern Maine.  Held at the Maine Sea Coast Missions facility in Cherryfield, the event allowed alewife activists to share stories about their fish runs – what […]

Pokey Dam Fishway Complete!

  A new fishway was recently completed at Pokey Dam on the East Machias River at the outlet of Crawford Lake.  In the works for sometime, the state-of the-art fishway will allow over a million alewives to reach 4,500 acres of spawning habitat – and as many as one billion juveniles to pass back downstream to the […]

Watch Robin Alden’s TEDxDirigo Talk

“Living with fish: Doing it right In eastern Maine“ Robin Alden is Executive Director of Penobscot East Resource Center, a non-profit organization she co-founded in 2003, located on the waterfront in Stonington, Maine.  In May, 2012, Robin gave a TEDx talk in Portland, ME, outlining her vision for securing a future for fishing communities in […]

Sentinel Survey Complete!

Penobscot East Resource Center in partnership with the University of Maine has brought a close to the fifth season of the Eastern Gulf of Maine Sentinel Survey Fishery. The project is designed to monitor groundfish recovery in the area from Penobscot Bay to the Canadian border and up to 45 miles from shore. From June […]

DSF Releases Atlantic Salmon Parr

                The Downeast Salmon Federation’s Atlantic Salmon initiative receives attention from The Boston Globe! With help from hundreds of volunteers, 140,000 juvenile endangered Atlantic Salmon were able to be marked with a visual identifier and released into the East Machias watershed.  Downeast Salmon Federation is working to restore […]

Union River Fish Kill

Hundreds of alewives and american eels attempting to migrate downstream out of the Union River to the Atlantic Ocean have been killed as a result of the 60 feet tall hydro dam on Leonard Lake.  Ellsworth American tells the tale:  http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/waterfront/feds-seek-answers-union-river-fish-kills/#