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Mousam River Dams Relicensing

Kennebec Light and Power District held a public meeting on Tuesday, March 31. New General Manager Todd Shea says that he needs public input.

Our friends at Wells Reserve have written a paper on what's wrong with the dams. Read it at http://www.wellsreserve.org/blog/696-mousam_river_too_hot_for_native_fish

The dams supply less than 2% of KLPD's electricity. E-mail Todd Shea today and let him know that dam removal is the option that makes the most sense economically and environmentally.

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 metallic sulfide 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.

Event Calendar:


Chapter Meetings


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. Our final meeting of this cycle was on March 17.

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.


Last Tying Session until November - BUT...

We held this cycle's last tying session on March 24. We hope to see you back in November. Have some ideas for next season? E-mail Rod!

Thanks to all of our guest tiers who continue to make Gray Ghosts fly tying world-class. Special thanks to Todd Cloutier for filling in for Rod while he recuperated from knee surgery.

Want to do some more tying - and give something back by helping to educate the next generation of trout fisher folk and fly tiers? The Children's Water Festival at USM will be held on Friday, May 22 from 9:00 to 2:00. Volunteeers receive lunch and event tee shirts - more are needed to help local school kids grades 4 through 6 tie their first flies.

Contact Joel Anderson for questions - and to sign up.


Chapter Newsletter

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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