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Down East Salmon Federation Open House

Posted May 13, 2014, at 11:53 a.m.

Monday, May 26, 2014 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: East Machias Aquatic Research Center, 13 Willow Street, Machias, Maine

For more information: 207-733-2233; downeastbirdfest.org

Monday, May 26, 12:30 – 2 pm East Machias. Down East Salmon Federation Open House

The East Machias Aquatic Research Center (EMARC) is a project of the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF). EMARC is a research and community outreach facility on the East Machias River and includes a conservation fish hatchery and visitors center. Visit the facility to learn about the unique fish communities in the region and their important connection to birds and wildlife. The East Machias River is one of the last rivers in the U.S. with wild salmon and has one of the largest runs of Alewives in the state. The alewives may still be running so you may see osprey, eagles, and cormorant as they harvest this important species.

Kyle Winslow will be presenting during the open house. Kyle graduated from the University of Maine at Machias in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He worked for the Department of Marine Resources before moving to the Downeast Salmon Federation in 2012 as Hatchery technician, recently moving into the position of Hatchery Manager.

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