October 19, 2019
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Celebration of spring and fish passage

Community Author: Town of Penobscot, Penobscot Alewife Committee, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Blue Hill Heritage Trust
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Blue Hill Heritage Trust | BDN
Blue Hill Heritage Trust | BDN

PENOBSCOT — Come to the town landing 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Pierce’s Pond in Penobscot and join the town of Penobscot Alewife Committee, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Blue Hill Heritage Trust for a celebration of two key first steps in the fish passage restoration efforts in the Bagaduce River Watershed — the new fishways at Pierce’s Pond and Wight’s Pond.

Several project partners will be on site, including lead project funders The Nature Conservancy and NOAA. Come watch the new fish passage in action, learn about future plans and projects, and (we hope) get up close and personal with hundreds of alewives.

We’ll have lots of free food and daring visitors can try a smoked alewife. There will be alewife smoker on site with Downeast Salmon Federation. 

There will be fun activities  for all ages. Plus, visitors will get a free Bagaduce Alewife bumper sticker.

There will be other events happening that afternoon in the region to showcase other fish passageway happenings in the watershed, both completed and in the works.

— 1-2 p.m. Visit the other new fishway at Wight’s Pond and learn about the project

— 2-3 p.m. Walker Pond Alewife Counting Demo and Pygmy Alewife Discussion with Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

— 3 p.m. Parker Pond: Guided Walk to Learn about a Future Fish passage project with Blue Hill Heritage Trust

For information, call BHHT at 374-5118 or email  info@bluehillheritagetrust.org .