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Documentary Screening “A Watershed Moment” -- Restoring Fish Passage to Maine’s Bagaduce River



Documentary Screening “A Watershed Moment” -- Restoring Fish Passage to Maine’s Bagaduce River


Tuesday, April 16, Joshua’s Restaurant, 123 Maine St, Brunswick, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

BRUNSWICK, ME, March 2024 – The April meeting of the Merrymeeting Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited will feature a free screening of the documentary feature film, “A Watershed Moment.”  The film tells the story of an all-hands effort involving fishermen, three coastal Maine communities, non-profit organizations, and state and federal management agencies to restore fish passage throughout the Bagaduce River Watershed in Maine.

These grassroots efforts to bring back alewife, a keystone species that has allowed fishing communities to thrive, have been remarkably successful. An unlikely group of partners, the story of this partnership is rooted in collaboration and can act as a beacon of hope for other communities and watersheds involved in fish passage restoration and community-driven science, co-management, and stewardship. “A Watershed Moment” is a story about people, fish, and the water that connects them.

A panel discussion after the screening will feature:

  • Ciona Ulbrich, Senior Project Manager at Maine Coast Heritage Trust
  • Mike Thalhauser, Collaborative Management Specialist at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
  • Bailey Bowden, Alewife Committee Chair and alewife harvester in the town of Penobscot

Movie trailer:  “A Watershed Moment”

Members and the public are invited to attend the free Merrymeeting Bay monthly meeting of this national cold-water conservation organization as we gather sportspeople and conservationists on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Joshua’s Restaurant, 123 Maine Street, Brunswick. Social hour begins at 6:00 pm, the presentation starts at 7:00 pm. The event is free; dinner and drinks can be purchased.

Meetings are held at Joshua’s on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May. 

No admission fee.  Open to members and non-members alike.

Please join us.

Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore our area’s cold-water resources and the watersheds on which they depend. Trout Unlimited is the nation’s oldest and largest cold-water fisheries conservation organization dedicated to caring for and recovering America’s rivers and streams so our children can experience the joy of wild and native trout and salmon. Across the country, TU brings to bear local, regional, and national grassroots organizing, durable partnerships, science-backed policy muscle, and legal firepower on behalf of trout and salmon fisheries, healthy waters, and vibrant communities.

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Jeffrey Bush



Tom Walek