Join us for a talk at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute with John Waldman, aquatic conservation biologist & professor at Queens College, New York
Celebrating the Presumpscot River: Past, Present & Future
Join Friends of the Presumpscot River for a special event to honor our river’s natural heritage, commemorate historic & current efforts to protect it, and support its ongoing restoration.
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5:30 p.m., Chief Polin Memorial, Site Unveiling
Gathering at Fresh Water Farms, on a section of Portland Trails looking east toward the Presumpscot River, the Friends will unveil the site for a memorial to Chief Polin. The Wabanaki Sagamore led the first documented dam protest in New England during the mid-1700s, advocating for fish passage to protect a vital food source for his people of the “dawn-land.”
6:30 p.m., Three-Sisters Harvest Dinner & Friends of the Presumpscot River's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Gather together and enjoy good food, drink and conversation, as well as warm hospitality! Suggested donation of $50.00 per person to help support Friends of the Presumpscot River’s continued efforts to restore fish passage, improve water quality and bring back the natural character of our river.
Help us celebrate 25 years advocating for our river. Join Friends of the Presumpscot River for a fly-fishing talk and demo with registered Maine Guide Evelyn King, Vice President of Trout Unlimited's Sebago Chapter, and Nancy Litrocapes—both members or Maine Women's Fly Fishers.
Help us celebrate 25 years advocating for our river. Join Friends of the Presumpscot River for a presentation with Mayor Mike Sanphy on Saccarappa's industrial history and how it shaped Westbrook, followed by a discussion on the city’s current and future plans for revitalizing the downtown area and Main Street.
Join Friends of the Presumpscot River and Portland Paddle for a guided river float, paddling from Mallison Falls to the upper section of the Little River. This special fundraising event will include an interpretive tour with Dr. Robert Sanford, Professor & Chair of University of Southern Maine’s Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and author of Reading the Rural Landscape.