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Sebago TU Board to Survey Membership

The Sebago TU Board will be conducting a survey to see how we can better serve the membership's needs. The survey is short and only takes a few minutes to complete. Please return the call if you find a message from us waiting for you on your phone between now and the first week in October. We promise that we will not be asking for a donation.

Volunteer Opportunity Beckons

Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District will be doing fish passage impediment surveys of sites on the main stem tributaries of the Androscoggin from Topsham to Gulf Island Dam starting in September and October. Sites will concentrate on brooks including Stetson, House, Soper Mill, Moody, Salmon, Gerrish, Dyer, Newell, Meadow, Pinkham, Simpson and a number of unnamed ones in the towns of Topsham, Lisbon, Lisbon Falls, Durham, and Lewiston. The driving distances involved for those of us who live in the eastern part of the Sebago TU membership area should be especially convenient. OJT is available for those of you who have not done survey work before.

If you have some days that you would like to 'give back’ to Maine’s environment, please contact Sue Gammon at 753-9400 X404 - e-mail is preferred.

More Ponds Reclaimed for Native Brook Trout

Our 5in5 Project continues to work with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Region A to restore quality native brook trout fishing to ponds in southwestern Maine that have been overrun with invasive species. August and September saw the reclamation of ponds three and four: Crocker Pond and Broken Bridge Ponds in the White Mountain National Forest in Albany, Maine. Program funds were used to purchase the rotenone, signage, dam gate security device and lunch for on site workers. Chapter volunteers provided manual labor to help set up the equipment needed to draw down the ponds prior to the reclamation.

If you haven’t donated to the project yet, there’s still time. Contact Project Coordinator Dave Haskell.




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Special Events



Sebago TU Fly Tying Booth at the Cumberland Fair September 21 - 27, 2014


Chapter volunteeers will be manning a fly tying booth at the Cumberland Fair this year.


A great opportunity to interest new members and strengthen ties with old, drop by to see what's happening. We have 40 entrants in the fair's fly tying contest!


Thanks to organizer Rod McGarry of our Grey Ghosts Tying Club for making this happen and the volunteers for their tying efforts.





A special screening of this award-winning film Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Bates College Olin Arts Center Room 104 in Lewiston, Maine


There are more than 80,000 dams in the U.S. That is the equivalent of building a dam a day since Thomas Jefferson was President. Roughly 26,000 are deemed a “high” or “significant” hazard by the Army Corps of Engineers. Only 2,540 dams generate power.


Why were these dams built? Why are dams being removed now?


What is Maine's innovative role in this national trend?


Don't miss the chance to see this, powerful, enlightening, enjoyable film with its captivating cinematography. A conversation with Maine advocates of dam removal will follow the film.


Free Admission - Donations Appreciated






Chapter Meetings


Maine Fishing Presentation Kicks-off the Meeting Cycle October 21st, 2014 (7pm - 8:30pm)


Tim Shaw is an elite fly fisherman, photographer and fellow TU member. Many of you may recall his presentation on trout fishing in Patagonia from a few years ago. One of our best-attended chapter meetings ever, many of us left with our eyes glazed over after seeing so many large, bright sea-run trout.


Tim put together a presentation on Maine’s diverse fishing opportunities for his home Washington DC area chapter that he will share with us at our October chapter meeting.


Whether new to the state or an old hand, you will be delighted by his slides that highlight our native brook trout and landlocked salmon fisheries, and go on to describe the warm water fisheries that we can enjoy during the heat of the summer.




We normally meet third Tuesdays October through March at American Legion Post 62, 17 Dunn Street in Westbrook.


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




Grey 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.


CLICK HERE to view details about our tying sessions.


Last season's featured tiers included Dick Soucy, Joel Anderson, Emily Bastian, Macauley Lord, Greg Bostater, Kate Farnham, Don Corey, Terry Walsh, Mike Stewart and Leslie Wrixon.





 

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