Please join Royal River Conservation Trust, Maine Rivers, The Town of Yarmouth and CCA-Maine for an informational session on recent studies regarding the future of Yarmouth’s two dams.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 at the Log Cabin, 196 Main Street, Yarmouth. It is open to the public and there will be information and presentations on the feasibility analysis with ample time for questions and discussions.
The Royal River flows nearly 26 miles from its source in Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester to its mouth in Casco Bay in Yarmouth. The watershed includes approximately 141 square miles of land in the towns of Auburn, Durham, Gray, New Gloucester, Pownal, North Yarmouth and Yarmouth. The Town of Yarmouth owns two dams, the Bridge Street Dam and the East Elm Street Dam. These are the lower-most dams in the watershed. Together they block access to over 100 miles of mainstem and tributary habitat for migratory fish. As part of the Royal River Restoration Project and following recommendations of the 2008 Royal River Corridor Master Plan, the Town of Yarmouth is evaluating options for fisheries and habitat restoration.
For more info: www.rrct.org and http://mainerivers.org/projects/royal-river/
Maine’s Premier Striper Tournament!
The Casco Bay Anglers Club (CBAC) and Coastal Conservation Association – Maine are hosting the “First Annual Maine Striper Hunt” August 15 – September 15, 2013.
The Striper Hunt promises to be among the most visible and well-run competitions in northern New England. The tournament involves a tiered competition framework that includes a fly division, spin division and youth division. Corporate sponsors have pledged their support and the buzz has started!
During the one-month long tournament, Cabela’s will be awarding prizes every two weeks for the largest striper in each division during that time period. The Leader Board and tournament can be tracked at http://www.mainestripertournament.com. At the end of the one-month tournament a single champion in each division will emerge for a cash purse and additional gear packages.
Duncan Barnes – CCA Maine 207-442-8746 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Profaizer – GMRI 207-228-1635 email@example.com
The following notice was issued recently by Maine DMR. CCA-Maine, as well as other CCA state chapters and the national organization, campaigned vigorously in favor of reducing the harvest of menhaden.
Friday, April 19th from 6 – 9pm, The Dolphin Marina and Restaurant will be featuring America’s Two Man Outlaw Country Band, North of Nashville, featuring Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle, also of THIS WAY, an alt-country band from Maine nominated for ‘Best Folk, Country and Roots Act’ at the 2012 New England Music Awards. North of Nashville was recently named ’2013 Band to Watch’ by Portland Press Herald. Visit www.dolphinmarinaandrestaurant.com for more info.
Saturday, April 20th, The Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation is holding its annual GEAR GRAB community shoreline cleanup in Harpswell (rain date on Sunday). Meet at Interstate Lobster or BIGS on Bailey Island at 8:00 AM for last minute instructions, donuts, coffee, and GEAR GRAB garb t-shirts. After cleanup, all volunteers are invited for a complimentary picnic lunch and prizes hosted by the Dolphin Restaurant at 12:30.
FMI, go to www.geargrab.org
Opening for the Season! Thursday April 4th
April Hours Thursday – Sunday 11:30 am to 8 pm
Fresh, Local Seafood, Blackboard Specials, Homemade Desserts and Famous Fish Chowder
We will be offering live music through the offseason. Our first scheduled performances from 6-9pm is: April 13th – Pete Kilpatrick
Basin Point, Harpswell, Pott’s Harbor, Casco Bay LAT 43.44 N LON 70.02 W
Thank you to all who came out on March 15th to support the 2nd Annual Maine Striper Sessions, a folk-rock concert to help raise money to conserve Maine’s marine resources at Port City Music Hall. There was a terrific turnout (over 300 tickets were sold) and everyone enjoyed listening to the music of The Pete Kilpatrick Band and Ryan Wimbish. Special thanks to these musicians who volunteered to help send CCA-Maine’s message to study, clean up and protect our precious marine resources.
The following sponsors made this event possible and we wish to extend our sincere thanks to them:
- Ace Corporation
- Casco Bay Anglers Club
- CBRE, The Boulos Company
- Fly Fishing in Maine
- Gorham Savings Bank
- Infinity Credit Union
- Investment Management & Consulting Group
- MacDonald Page
- Maine Office of Tourism
- Nappi Distributors
- Port City Music Hall
- Pro Search Inc.
- Re/Max By the Bay
- Salt Associates
- Taylor, McCormack & Frame
- VHB, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Rob Evon, owner of Port City Music Hall, so kindly donated the venue for the second year and was presented with a CCA-Maine lifetime membership as a special thanks for his contributions.
The brainchild for the concert came from CCA board member Adam Taylor, who came up with the idea while jigging for mackerel two summers ago. Thanks to all involved in making this goal of bringing Mainers of all outdoor passions and pursuits together.
Read review by Deirdre Fleming in the Portland Press Herald
The ” 2nd Annual Maine Striper Sessions” with
at Port City Music Hall
Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 7:00pm
Advance Tickets: $15.00
Door: $18.00 – VIP: $30.00
Purchase Tickets Online
Port City Music Hall will host the 2nd Annual Maine Striper Sessions – a unique benefit concert featuring The Pete Kilpatrick Band prior to their national Spring Tour. The band will take the stage at Port City after local recording artist, Ryan Wimbish, plays an opening set.
All proceeds from the concert will benefit Maine’s Coastal Conservation Association, or “CCA”, which is the only grassroots volunteer and nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Maine’s saltwater sport fishing and marine resources. The Maine Striper Sessions is brought to you by numerous local businesses supportive of CCA’s mission.
We will see you there!
Special Thank You To Our Sponsors:
We have partnered with Karen Talbot Art on a really terrific fundraising initiative. For every purchase of one of Karen’s limited-edition striped bass prints, she will donate $50 to CCA-Maine. Please see more details below, but this is your chance to own a remarkable piece of striped bass artwork, while supporting an organization working hard to make Maine’s precious coastline a better place for all of us.