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In Down East hamlet, an effort to turn the tide for Atlantic salmon

EAST MACHIAS — The building once defied salmon, sheltering the turbines of a dam that long hindered the fish from proceeding up the East Machias River. Now it’s being used to power an effort to restore the endangered, failing fish … Continue reading

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DSF Seeking Bookkeeper

The Downeast Salmon Federation is seeking to fill our Bookkeeping position for 24 hours per week at our Columbia Falls facility beginning in January.  Applicants must possess a strong working knowledge of, and proficiency  in, QuickBooks (Non Profit 2015) and … Continue reading

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East Machias hatchery working to bring Atlantic salmon home

      On a cool sunlit morning, as mist hovers over the stream, the salmon begin to move, returning home. There is nothing like the sight of a salmon returning from the ocean waters, up a river to where … Continue reading

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DSF Seeking Administrative Assistant

The Downeast Salmon Federation is seeking to fill our Administrative Assistant (AA) position for 35 hours per week at our Columbia Falls facility beginning in October.  Applicants must possess strong database management skills (preferably GiftWorks) and will be responsible to … Continue reading

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Brookfield Energy Corp. of Toronto / Bermuda plays dirty with Maine’s Fisheries, the Union River and Graham Lake.

Public process underway to accept input on a new 30 year hydro license for these outdated dams.  Ellsworth City Hall, Thursday, September 3rd, 9 – Noon  Federal Energy Regulation Commission hearing “when the river runs brown and the fish are … Continue reading

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Downeast Salmon Federation seeking Development Director

Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) is seeking a full-time Development Director to coordinate major gifts and strategic partnerships. The position reports to the Executive Director. Responsibilities The principal responsibility of the position is to provide strategic direction and leadership for development … Continue reading

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Open House at EMARC!

The Downeast Salmon Federation would like to invite you to their open house at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center (EMARC), 13 Willow St. in East Machias (just behind Archibalds Gulf Station), on Thursday, July 16th at 5:00pm. There will … Continue reading

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Machias River Wigwams Program is Back!!

The Downeast Salmon Federation and the Cobscook Community Learning Center are offering a two week experience for Washington County teens interested in outdoor careers. This co-ed youth crew will live at the Wigwams Rapids on the Machias River and work … Continue reading

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Smelt Survey Trainings for Machias and Perry areas

Machias: Thursday, June 11th @ 7pm.   Meet @ old Rite-Aid building, Rt. 1 (next to new Rite-Aid) Pembroke: Friday, June 12th @ 7 pm.  Meet at intersection of Rt.1 and Leighton Pt Rd. (next to Morgan’s store (Irving) Downeast Salmon Federation offers Smelt Survey Trainings Downeast … Continue reading

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Smelt Survey Training for Western Washington County

Thursday, June 4th @ 7pm Meet @ Harrington Family Health Center (Rt. 1 next to the Harrington Irving) Do you want to learn more about smelt and their life cycle?  Do you want to help ensure the future existence of this fishery … Continue reading

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