Downeast Trout Unlimited meeting scheduled Jan. 20



ELLSWORTH — Dylan Whitaker, a fisheries research technician for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW), will present “The Lake Whitefish Project” at Downeast Trout Unlimited’s meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and will be held via Zoom. Advance registration is required.

A Maine native who has worked on salmonid fisheries management across the country, Whitaker returned to Maine in 2018 to lead the research. Lake whitefish, a popular sport fish native to Maine, are designated as a Special Concern Species by the Maine IFW. Research has helped to identify the factors that contributed to their decline, however, there’s still a lot to learn. Whitaker will outline the lake whitefish’s biology and explain how you can participate in a citizen science project.

Shri Verrill will be the second presenter at the meeting with “Magic on the River.” Verrill is the habitat restoration manager for the Midcoast Conservancy and will describe watershed restoration work on the Sheepscot River. The talk will be followed by a 10-minute video.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

To register for this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qfumorDwsHN2fhJzqi0HCnC1Ur6E7s28f.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Trout Unlimited is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of North American coldwater fish species. Membership is open to all. Go to tu.org/intro to join and use chapter code 305 for Downeast Trout Unlimited.

For more information, contact Tammy Packie, chapter secretary, at 288-5442 or [email protected].

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