Where: East Machias/ Downeast Salmon Federation
Monday, May 28
12:30 - 2 pm
Guide: Zach Sheller
The Peter Gray Hatchery is the epicenter of Downeast Salmon Federation's Peter Gray Parr Project. DSF's East Machias location is a research and community outreach facility on the East Machias River and includes a conservation fish hatchery and visitor 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 few rivers in the US with wild Atlantic salmon and has one of the largest runs of river herring in the state. The river herring and Atlantic salmon smolts may still be running, so you may see Osprey, eagles, and cormoranta as they harvest these important species.
For more information on DSF visit their websites www.mainesalmonrivers.org and www.wildatlanticsalmon.org or their social media outlets on Facebook (www.facebook.com/downeastsalmon) and Instagram (@downeastsalmon).
Location: 13 Willow Street in East Machias. From Whiting: Head south on US 1 for 13 miles to East Machias. At Archibald’s One Stop gas station & convenience store turn left onto Willow St, cross the Sunrise Trail behind the gas station, and then immediately turn left into the Research Center driveway.