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Newsletter 5 in 5


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The Spring edition of award-winning Trout magazine that all of our members receive from the national organization features an article on Segago TU's latest dam removal: "Dammed if You Don't."



We expect to have hands-on opportunities for field work available this summer. Want to give something back to Maine's fisheries environment? Contact David Kirstein to get on our conservation volunteers list.



The lowest three dams on the Mousam in Kennebunk: Kesslen, Twine Mill and Dane-Perkins, need FERC relicensing by 2022, but the power company has already started the public discussion to determine if they should apply for relicensing in 2017.

If you fish the Mousam or live in the watershed which includes the towns of Alfred, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Lyman, Sanford, Shapleigh, and Waterboro, please get involved: contact Curt Mildner. He’ll need the active participation of the membership if he is going to be able to influence the outcome.



Maine DEP formally denied the Scribner's Mill dam application on April 3rd. This leaves the Maine Board of Environmental Protection and the court system as the only remaining avenues for appeal. As the application met only one of the eight criteria for approval, the odds of a successful appeal are minimal.

Thank you to all who submitted comments to MDEP on the application. Our voices were heard - southwestern Maine's premier trout stream will continue to run free, and the numbers of wild landlocked Atlantic salmon in Sebago Lake will continue to grow.



Maine's revised Metalic Mining Rules threaten the Fish River chain and a number of Maine's other best brook trout waters. The legislature sent it back to MDEP. This promises to be the issue of the decade for Maine's fisheries environment and clean water.

Thank you to those who submitted comments to MDEP and/or the Board of Environmental Protection, or who contacted their legislators. With $7,000,000,000 in metalic deposits estimated to be in the extremely toxic volcanic sulfide deposit at the Bald Mountain site alone, this fight is far from over.




Event Calendar:


 

Chapter Meetings


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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