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Metallic Mining Rules Back Before Maine Legislature

Mining Maine's volcanic sulfide deposits could be a disaster. LD 146 resubmits a weak set of rules to the legislature that could allow that to happen.

Our letters to MDEP made a real difference in the denial of the Scribner’s Mill Dam permit application assuring Sebago Lake’s landlocked salmon continued access to their historic spawning range. LD 146 is even more important as a number of significant fisheries could be at risk due to their proximity to similar deposits. These include: the Fish River Chain, the Magalloway, Cupsuptic, Dead, and Pleasant (West Branch) rivers. The damage done could be irreversible.

Please read the details on the Advocate page and take action.


36th Conservation Event Set

The Board of Directors has announced that this year's family-friendly conservation event will be held Saturday, April 11 at The Woodford's Club in Portland. CLICK HERE for details, tickets and directions.


New Chapter Meeting Location

The Chapter will now be meeting at Cabela's in Scarborough. Closer to the center of the membership area and more accessible by interstate highway, we hope to see more of you at future meetings. CLICK HERE for directions.

Besides the venue change, we tried something else in January that was also a success: pizza by the slice before the meeting. The pizza will arrive about 6:30 - come a little early and enjoy some with us. $2 contribution suggested.


Why TU Volunteers Survey Culverts

The George's River Chapter (midcoast area) has posted a video on their website that is world class http://www.georgesriver.org/science-spot/culvert-story. Take the time to watch it - it really is on point and well done.

Read more about Sebago TU's culvert survey work on this website on the Conservation page.



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Chapter Meetings

Local Fisheries Biologist Update: March 17 (7pm - 8:30pm)
Francis Brautigam


Francis Brautigam will give us an update on local fishing issues. This will include results of the Crooked River Redd Survey, and the portable weir that will be installed on the Crooked River late this summer. Those of us who have worked closely with Francis and the MDIFW Region A staff have watched our respect for him grow. Our achievements have been a reflection of his vision for improving fisheries here in southwestern Maine. It is hard to imagine our winning the Gold Trout Award without his guidance and expertise. The redd survey was our most ambitious survey project to date, and both MDIFW staff and our volunteers were amazed and delighted by the number of salmon redds that we saw.

The Sebago Lake - Crooked River system is arguably the most important landlocked Atlantic salmon fishery in the US. Come out and learn more about it.



We normally meet third Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. October through March in the meeting rooms at Cabela's, 100 Cabela's Boulevard in Scarborough.


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.



CLICK HERE to view details about our tying sessions.

 


March's Gray Ghost Schedule

Last call:Joel Anderson

Tuesday, March 10 - the Dean of the School of Maine Fly Tying Instructors, Joel Anderson will treat us to Two new and neat patterns: Kelly Galloup’s Ant Acid and a Black Magic Soft Hackle Wet.

Tuesday, March 24 - Tim Deignan will churn out some caddis flies: Mike Lawson’s EZ Caddis and the Travis Glass Bead Head Emerger

As usual - tying starts promptly at 6:30 pm at First Parish Church in Yarmouth.

 



 

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