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Androscoggin Learning Series: Diadromous Fish Restoration and Native Canoe Routes of Maine

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2012
  • 6:30 PM
  • Otis Mill, Jay, ME
Western Maine Audubon and Mary Howes and Tim Demillo, owners of the Otis Mill in Jay, present a two-part series highlighting the Androscoggin.   

Part 1 of the Androscoggin Learning Series features: 

Gail Wippelhauser, PhD

Diadromous Fish Restoration in the Androscoggin Watershed – Past – Present – Future

What are diadromous fishes?

What parts of the watershed did they use historically?

Why don’t they use these places now?

What has the Department of Marine Resources been doing to restore them to the river?

Gail Wippelhauser, Ph. D., Marine Resources Scientist with the
Maine Department of Marine Resources will answer these questions and more.  Wippelhauser has since 1999 worked on diadromous fish restoration throughout the state by collaborating with federal and state agencies, conservation groups, municipalities, hydropower companies, and landowners to provide fish passage at barriers.  She serves on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission American Eel Technical Committee and the Striped Bass Technical Committee.

David S. Cook

"Beyond the Gravel Bar: The Native Canoe Routes of Maine”

David is from Milo and has taught for 40 years at the high school and college level. Prior to attending the Univ. of Maine he served as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne, including a combat tour in Vietnam ('65-'66) . He graduated for the Univ. of Me. in 1970 and, in 1990 earned a M.A. from the same college. He has been president of the Maine Archaeological Society, The Winthrop Historical Society and is a member of several other such organizations. David owns a camp at Schoodic Lake and spends quite a bit of time paddling his canoe on the waterways of Maine.

David’s presentation will present his masterful account of his love and fascination of canoeing Maine’s interconnected waterways. David will present the ancestral landscape and how Native people utilized their watercraft not only on a single river but beyond to the remotest corners of Maine.

For more information contact: cirehlan@gmail.com or call 897-5818.


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