Friday, March 8, 2013; 7 p.m.
Location: Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine
Contact: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166
The Georges River Land Trust and The Highlands Coffee House will screen “Turning Tail: The Atlantic Salmon’s Great New Leap,” the fourth and final film in the It’s a Wild Life Winter Film Series, at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Highlands Coffee House in Thomaston. This exciting series has celebrated diverse wild and wonderful aspects of life on land and water in Maine. The public is welcome and admission is free.
Turning Tail presents the Atlantic salmon as the holy grail of freshwater angling, a cultural icon and a great indicator of man’s troubled history with his natural environment. The 2012, 70-minute documentary examines this enduring symbol of North America’s wildest places, from the outermost reaches of Labrador to the inner workings of hatcheries and fish traps on northeast rivers.
The It’s a Wild Life series, presented at the Highlands Coffee House, is part of Georges River Land Trust’s annual Walks & Talks series, an ongoing program introducing the community to the exceptional resources in the St. George River watershed. Past films in the series have explored the iconic Maine activities of lobstering, ice fishing, and logging.
Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust actively conserves the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences. The watershed extends from Montville in the north to Port Clyde and Cushing in the south, and includes streams, ponds, lakes, wetlands, farms, hills, mountains, blueberry barrens and forest, as well as a rich tidal estuary of salt marsh, clamflats and productive fishing grounds. For more information, please visit the Land Trust’s website (www.georgesriver.org) or call at (207) 594-5166.