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Upcoming Event in Brunswick Sept.19





The Future of The Brunswick Dam


Panel to Explore Opportunities & Challenges for the

Androscoggin River at the Free September Meeting of Brunswick’s Merrymeeting Bay Trout Unlimited


Tuesday, September 19, Joshua’s Restaurant, 123 Maine St, Brunswick, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


BRUNSWICK, ME, August 2023 – Thousands of people drive and walk by it every day, but few give much thought to the Brunswick Dam on the Androscoggin River -- why it’s there, what it holds, what it blocks.  


Join Brunswick resident Chip Spies and a panel of local experts at the September 19 meeting of the Merrymeeting Bay Chapter to Trout Unlimited to discuss “The Future of the Brunswick Dam: Opportunities and Challenges” as the structure faces its first federal relicensing in 40 years.


Chapter members and the public are invited to attend the Merrymeeting Bay meeting of this national cold-water conservation organization as we gather sportspeople and conservationists on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 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. MMBTU meetings are held at Joshua’s on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May.   


No admission fees.  Open to members and non-members.

Please join us.


Maine’s Androscoggin River drains more than 3000 sq miles before joining the Kennebec River at Merrymeeting Bay.   Becoming involved as a “voice for the fish” in the relicensing process is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to have a positive impact on the Androscoggin River which plays such an important role – culturally, economically, recreationally — for many Maine communities and is critical for Atlantic Salmon, shad, river herring, and eel survival as a species.


Chip Spies is an avid fisherperson and lives on the banks of the Androscoggin River at Head of Tide in Brunswick.  He has strong personal interest in river ecosystem health.  Chip is certified by the Maine DEP under its Volunteer River Monitoring Program. He holds an MS and BS in Forest Science and an MBA.


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