ELLSWORTH — Ray “Bucky” Owen, longtime conservationist, outdoorsman and former commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (MDIFW), will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Dec. 18 meeting of the newly-formed Downeast Trout Unlimited DETU). The meeting at Pat’s Pizza in Ellsworth begins with a business meeting at 5:30 p.m.. Owen’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m. and is entitled, “Three Maine Restoration Projects: Bald Eagles, the American Chestnut, and the Penobscot River.”
His career spans 31 years as a faculty member at the University of Maine in wildlife ecology. In 1993 he was appointed commissioner of MDIFW and served for four years overseeing the statewide Quality Fishing Initiative. A fisherman, hunter and lover of the outdoors Owen has also served as chair, Maine Chapter, The Nature Conservancy; chair, Orono Land Trust and as co-chair, Ambassadors for the Penobscot Restoration Project. Over the years he has also volunteered for several other conservation oriented organizations.
A raffle follows the speaker. The event is free, the public is welcome.
Trout Unlimited is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds. For more information contact Tammy Packie, 207-288-5442 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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