Dylan Whitaker and Shri Verrill

Downeast Trout Unlimited talks whitefish, Sheepscot River restoration

Downeast Trout Unlimited will host “The Lake Whitefish Project” and "Magic on the River," during its January meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, via Zoom.

Dylan Whitaker, a fisheries research technician for IFW, will present The Lake Whitefish Project. A Maine native who has worked on salmonid fisheries management across the country, Whitaker returned to Maine in 2018 to lead the research. 

Lake whitefish, a popular sport fish native to Maine, are designated as a Special Concern Species by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  Research has helped to identify the factors that contributed to their decline, however, there’s still a lot to learn, and that’s where the public can help, according to Trout, in a news release. Whitaker will outline their biology and explain how residents can participate in a citizen science project.

Shri Verrill will be the second presenter with "Magic on the River." Verrill is the Habitat Restoration Manager for the Midcoast Conservancy and will describe watershed restoration work on the Sheepscot River followed by a 10 minute video. 

5:30 p.m. business meeting, public welcome
5:45 p.m. Dylan Whitaker: The Lake Whitefish Project
6:15 p.m. Shri Verrill: Magic on the River, Sheepscot River Restoration

Free, advance registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qfumorDwsHN2fhJzqi0HCnC1Ur6E7s28f

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Contact Tammy Packie tpackie@gmail.comfor more information.

Trout Unlimited is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of North American coldwater fish species.  Membership is open to all, go to tu.org/intro to join and use chapter code 305 for Downeast Trout Unlimited.  Downeast Trout Unlimited is a local TU chapter dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring Maine's cold water fisheries and their watersheds. 

For more information contact Tammy Packie, chapter secretary at 207-288-5442 or tpackie@gmail.com

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Wed, 01/20/2021 - 5:30pm

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