ROCKPORT — Georges River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) welcomes Don Kleiner, Master Maine Guide, to speak at the November 11 chapter meeting in Rockport.
Kleiner has been creating delightful outdoor memories for clients over the last 35 years. His company, Maine Outdoors, www.maineoutdoors.biz, offers guided fishing and canoe trips in the Midcoast. Every fall, he guides upland bird hunters out of Libby Camps.
Kleiner is the executive director of the Maine Professional Guides Association where he provides a variety of duties including representing them in front of the Maine State Legislature, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, and other state agencies.
Over the years he has worked with numerous conservation and educational organizations including the Maine Conservation School and the Ruffed Grouse Society. He served 10 years on the board of directors of the Maine Tourism Association as board chair and treasurer. Currently, he is appointed to the board of Maine Land for Maine's Future, the Forest Legacy Committee, the steering committee of Keeping Maine's Forest, and he also serves on the steering committee formed by the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Kleiner is U.S. Coast Guard licensed and has a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science.
His topic for the evening will be, "What the Conservation Community Missed in the Last Twenty Years. It is Not What You Think."
The GRTU Monday, November 11 chapter meeting will be held in the upstairs mezzanine at Flatbread Co., 399 Commercial St. (Rte 1) in Rockport. The meeting will start at 6 p.m., with an informal gathering for those who wish to converse casually and purchase their dinner from the menu.
The GRTU members meeting begins at 7 p.m.
GRTU conducts a raffle directly following the speaker.
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.
Trout Unlimited is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of cold water fish species in North America.
Visit the group on Facebook, online at www.georgesrivertu.org or call Steve Hirshberg, vice president, at 207.832.1166