Friends of Blue Hill Bay set meeting

BLUE HILL — The Friends of Blue Hill Bay will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club on KYC Lane off Route 176 in Blue Hill. The public is invited.

The guest speaker at this year’s meeting will be Evan Young, owner and operator of Tightrope Seafarms, which has mussel farming operations in the Blue Hill Salt Pond and off the eastern side of Hardwood Island.

Young will describe the process of farming mussels, from collecting the wild spat (baby mussels) to growing them out to full size, and getting them to market while trying to be a good steward of the environment.

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