ROCKPORT — A presentation on Maine Heritage Lakes and Ponds will be hosted by Georges River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) on Monday, Dec. 9, at its monthly chapter meeting in the upstairs mezzanine at Flatbread Company, Rte 1, in Rockport.
The meeting will start at 6 p.m. with an informal gathering for conversation and dinner from the menu for those who wish. The members meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Emily Bastien and Bob Mallard will discuss ongoing efforts for protecting and preserving Maine's native cold water fish species.
Bastien is a founding member, Maine chapter chair and national secretary / treasurer for the Native Fish Coalition. She is a Registered Maine Guide, ecologist, and has worked as a National Park Ranger, Maine Game Warden, law enforcement officer, and field biologist.
Mallard is a founding member and National Vice Chair of the Native Fish Coalition. He is a Registered Maine Guide, author, blogger and native fish advocate who has written numerous articles for national magazines and journals. His newest book title is Squaretail (Stackpole Books).
Bastien's contact: ME@nativefishcoalition.org
Trout Unlimited membership is open to all, and the Georges River chapter welcomes new members from Midcoast Maine. Meetings are free and open to the public. Find the chapter on Facebook, visit georgesrivertu.org or call Steve Hirshberg, vice president, at 832.1166.