important to the ecology of the Midcoast

Merryspring online talk explores Ducktrap River

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Tim Shaw will lead an online presentation called, Ducktrap River, hosted by Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, April 30, at 12 p.m. 

Shaw is on the board of Georges River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (GRTU) that is currently working on conservation of the Ducktrap River. His presentation will show why it is of such importance to the ecology of the Midcoast.

“The priority waters selected in Maine represent the best opportunities we have to conserve and recover wild trout and salmon,” said Roy Hitchings, president of the GRTU in Midcoast Maine, in a Merryspring news release.” Working together we can meet the moment and apply all of our collective resources where they’ll have the greatest impact.”

Trout Unlimited works at a national scale to protect and recover waters through partnerships, policy, advocacy, science- driven restoration and community engagement. Working with volunteers and trusted partners, TU developed the focused list of priority waters state-by-state to channel where its efforts will be most effective for native and wild trout and salmon.

“The work we do in Maine includes restoring rivers, removing dams, replacing culverts to reconnect habitat, and pushing for smarter and more effective management of wild and native populations,” said Hitchings. “This work has the additional benefits of improving local water quality and reducing flood risk.”

Online Talks are open to everybody, free of charge.

Merryspring currently does not record nor distribute Tuesday Talks.

This talk is part of Merryspring’s Online Winter Talk series, co-sponsored by Camden Riverhouse Hotel. Online Talks are held as Zoom webinars.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 107566

The link to join each webinar can also be found on the Merryspring Facebook page or website, or by emailing a request to

Note: If you have not received your requested Zoom link by 11 a.m. on the morning of the talk, please email


Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact or call 207-236-2239.

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Tue, 04/30/2024 - 12:00pm

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