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36th Conservation Event Set

This year's family-friendly Conservation Event will be held Saturday, April 11 at The Woodford's Club in Portland.

Some of what will happen:

  • Maine IFW presentation - Fifty Cool Places to Fish in Maine That You Never Heard Of
  • Flycasting intros and tune-ups
  • Great trips and gear at auction
  • The best barbecue around

Kids' ticket prices have been reduced below cost. PLEASE take advantage.

CLICK HERE to order your tickets today. Due to catering arrangements, tickets must be ordered by noon April 4 to guarantee availability. Ticket availability will be limited after that date.

Check out the activities, speakers and current auction offerings HERE.

Mousam River Dams Relicensing

Kennebec Light and Power District will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm on the third floor of the Kennebunk Town Hall. We urge you to attend.

Sharon Staz has been replaced by new General Manager Todd Shea who has stated a need for public input. Let him know that dam removal is the option that makes the most sense economically and environmentally. Hearing it from folks who live in or fish the watershed will have the most impact. CLICK HERE for details. If you want to know why fish ladders are not the answer, read this study by our friends at Wells Reserve.

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

We held this cycle's last tying session on March 24. We hope to see you back in November.

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.

Have some ideas for next season? E-mail Rod!



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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