Trout Unlimited meeting in Ellsworth May 15

ELLSWORTH — Georges River Trout Unlimited will host a Downeast Chapter meeting on Wednesday, May 15, at Pat’s Pizza in Ellsworth.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. with an informal gathering for those who wish to establish a Trout Unlimited chapter in Downeast Maine. The featured presentation begins at 7.

Shri Verrill, a Downeast Salmon Federation expert in salt marsh and estuarine ecology, will give a presentation on the habitat restoration of a smelt brook in Sullivan.

Verrill has served as a volunteer on the board for the Society for Ecological Restoration New England Chapter, on the Legislative Committee for the Maine Association of Wetland Scientists and as a lobbyist with the Natural Resource Council of Maine and the Sierra Club to advocate for sustenance and subsistence living rights.

She hopes to help restore the habitat of sea-run fish and the human connection to them. Verrill may be reached at [email protected].

There will be a raffle directly following the speaker. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Trout Unlimited is a nonprofit organization with a mission dedicated to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds.

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


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