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2016 Conservation Event

Our 37th annual Conservation Event and fundraiser was a huge success. Thanks to all of you who came and showed your support.

Some of our offerings did not sell at auction including:
- 1 Week Alaska Wild Trout and Salmon Excursion for 2 People: No-See-Um Lodge (Alaska)
- 5 Day Belize Grand Slam Quest for 2 People (6 nights lodging): El Pescador Lodge

If you are interested in these items and some other offerings, please register and place your bids online

Immediate Need!

We need four strong people to volunteer to help repair some trail bridges on the trail to Abbott Pond near Sumner, Maine on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Abbott Pond is one of our 5 in 5 Pond Reclamation Project ponds, which was restocked in 2014 and should be chock full of nice brookies! The route to the pond is unsafe as it is. A professional contractor will be supervising the project, so it should be well-planned, and all we have to do is show up and provide the muscle. It will be a full-day's work, and will involve cutting, lifting, moving, drilling and nailing planks in place on the bridges. Lunch will be provided. Contact Matt Streeter to volunteer.

Spring/Summer Volunteer Opportunities - More and better opportunities than ever!

Southern Maine Kids' Water Festival. Tie flies and talk conservation with area school children in a great learning environment - USM, May 20. Contact Joel Anderson janderson@pwd.org

Wells Reserve Kennebunk Estuary netting surveys - follow up on our Goff Mill Brook Dam removal. Contact Jacob Aman jacobaman@wellsnerr.org 207-646-1555 x112. On April 13, we netted our first salter brook trout on Goff Mill Brook. See more on our Conservation page.

Presumpscot River Watch water quality monitoring. Mandatory training session Saturday, May 14 - eight Saturday morning sampling sessions June - August. Contact Fred Dillon fdillon1@maine.rr.com

Sea Run Brook Trout Alliance fishing trips to DownEast Maine, Wednesday Sunday, May 18-22 and June 15-19. Contact (e-mail preferred) Geof Day at gday@searunbrookie.org or (978) 417-0595

USFWS Temperature Monitoring Network. Deploy sensors and follow-up, state wide. Contact Serena Doose serena_doose@fws.gov (preferred) or call 781-8364 ext. 15

Maine Audubon Coastal Stream Survey Project. Help locate salter brook trout this summer. Contact Emily Bastian at 207-781-2330 x207, or ebastian@maineaudubon.org

Event Calendar:

Chapter Meetings

The 2015-16 chapter meeting cycle is complete. Thank you to the program committee whose work enabled us to enjoy and be informed by a variety of speakers. Thank you to the speakers who included: Lou Zambello, Bob Mallard, Francis Brautigam, Geof Day, and Bill Pierce.

We normally meet third Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. October through March. Camp Ketcha in Scarborough is our normal meeting venue.

Contact Program Chair Dave Bowie with any ideas or suggestions you might like to see for future chapter meetings.

Gray Ghosts Fly-Tying Club

First Parish Church, Yarmouth

Old tiers, folks who want to learn, come join us with Maine guide and nationally recognized Master Fly Casting Instructor Rod McGarry. Tying gear available for those who need it. We meet November through March on most second and fourth Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30.

Our thanks to Rod for this cycle's world-class lineup of guest tiers. Thanks to the guest tiers who included: Lance Allaire, Greg Ponte, Jeff Reardon, Lane Soltesz, Todd Molloy, Louis Lortie, Terry Walsh, Dave Jacobson, Todd Cloutier, Tim Deignan and Tom Jutras.

CLICK HERE to view details about how we conduct our tying sessions.


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Sebago MainStream is the monthly newsletter for our chapter. It highlights a calendar of events that the chapter is sponsoring, chapter information, and descriptions of our conversation and youth training activities - past and present.

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