East Machias: Down East Salmon Federation Open House

Monday, May 29

12:30 - 2 pm

For those of you taking part in the Blueberry Barrens and Addison Marsh trip, you might want to catch the open house on your way back. For those of you leaving town on Monday, you might want to stop for the open house on your way out.

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.

Presenter: Kyle Winslow 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.

Where to meet:  13 Willow Street, East Machias. Directions from Rt 1 & Rt 189 in Whiting: Heading south on route 1, continue for 13 miles. You will turn left off Route 1 in East Machias onto Willow Street. There is a Gulf station on the corner of Rt. 1 and Willow Street. BEFORE you cross the river, turn left to the research station. From the south, follow Route 1 from Machias to East Machias. Turn right at the Gulf station, then an immediate left to the research station.