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Our next meeting Monday, May 13
Nate Gray, DMR Biologist
Alewife Restoration Update
Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial St, Rockport, ME 04856
5PM Board Meeting 6PM Dinner off the menu 7PM Program Start
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·         Alewife Restoration Update by DMR Biologist Nate Gray at Georges River Trout Unlimited meeting in Rockport May 13

Georges River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) welcomes Nate Gray, Biologist with Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) for a talk on alewives.  Nate will discuss the ecological role of river herring in Maine and will provide an update on alewife restoration projects throughout Maine and within the midcoast region. Alewives are a keystone that many birds and river organisms rely on, including recreational species such as striped bass, brown trout and other salmonids. They have also played a longstanding role in human food security. Alewife restoration has been very successful in Maine, with immediate results and exponential increases of returning alewives. (Photo below: Nate on the Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska)

·         Trout Unlimited is a non-profit organization with a mission dedicated to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold water fisheries and their watersheds. The GRTU meeting May 13 will be held in the upstairs mezzanine at Flatbread Company in Rockport. The meeting will start at 6 pm with an informal gathering for those who wish to converse and enjoy a casual meal. The featured presentation begins at 7pm. GRTU conducts a raffle directly following the speaker.  Membership is open to all, and the Georges River chapter welcomes individuals from midcoast and downeast Maine. Meetings are free and open to the public. Visit with us on Facebook, or online at www.georgesrivertu.org.