ROCKPORT — The Georges River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (GRTU) will host Jason Seiders to speak at it's monthly meeting on Monday, March 9, in the upstairs mezzanine at Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial St, Route 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.
Jason Seiders is the regional fisheries biologist in Wildlife Management Area - Region B, for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Seiders and his team of fisheries biologists in Sidney work in cooperation with GRTU on a number of local projects, including the Coastal Streams Native Brook Trout Surveys for sea run "salters," and the restoration of fish passage at Quantabacook Lake dam in Searsmont. The Department strives to mitigate some of the effects of climate change in Maine, according to GRTU, in a news release.
In his presentation Seiders will discuss what the Department has found in local fisheries, stocking numbers, successful programs for trout, and also invasive fish species issues. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Midcoast anglers will have this opportunity to raise questions and comments directly with the Department biologist.
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. A raffle will be held directly following the speaker in support of GRTU's local conservation projects.
TU is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of North American cold water fish species. Find the chapter on Facebook, visit georgesrivertu.org or call Steve Hirshberg, vice president, at 832.1166.