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Welcome to the Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance & Hatchery
aka "Saco River Salmon Club" 

The building is located in the upper parking lot of the Public Boat Access: 
Physical address:  21 Marblehead Ln, Biddeford, ME 04005
Mailing address:  PO Box 115, Saco, ME 04072
Phone:  207-282-6985
     Use this button for a variable donation to the hatchery.

We are dedicated to restoring the Atlantic salmon runs to the Saco River watershed.  Take some time to find out more  about us and please take a virtual tour of our hatchery.  We believe you will be impressed and we hope that you will be inspired to help us in our effort.


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Click on image to begin virtual tour

Note:  The next time that the hatchery is scheduled to be in operation is from about
February 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017.  Off season tours can be scheduled by contacting  
gkasten22@msn.com or call the hatchery at 207-282-6985 and leave a message.  
We will contact you ASAP.

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We completed our 2016 trash drive on July 31, 2016.
Here is a link to the report and photos:  

Saco River Trash Drive

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Here is a link to our July 2016 newsletter:

July 2016 SSRA Newsletter


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2016 Summer Events & Projects Calendar

Tributary Surveys – July thru December 

(Help us to locate, photograph and map barriers to  stream flow and fish passage.)

Flow & Fish Passage Restoration – Buzzell Brook - Move some bolders - TBD 

Beaver Dam Removals West Brook, Biddeford - Ongoing work 2016 until completed.

Beaver Dam Removals Cooks Brook – TBD

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Y-O-Y Survey – Swan Pond Creek & Cooks Brook – TBD Late Aug/Early Sept.

 (Young-Of-the-Year salmon electro-fishing survey)

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Movie & Popcorn Night  7:00 PM, September 15, 2016. 

Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance & Hatchery conference room

Movie:  "Complicated Path documentary"   (2nd showing).

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To pre-register or get on our email list for events or projects notification,

Please email sacosalar@gmail.com  or gkasten22@msn.com

 

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Adopt A Brood and Adopt A Redd Updates:


It’s time to update you on the progress of your adopted Atlantic salmon broods and 
egg planted redds season 2016.  

Pres. Rick LaRiviere created two You Tube videos showing the little leapers as they are 
being raised, just click on the links below.  

Pamela Aslinger, Secretary and Adopta Coordinator

You Tube Video Links:               Adopt-A-Brood                  Adopt-A-Redd

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Work TO DO:  As of May 24, 2016



The leak in the front of tank 3 downstairs needs to be found and repaired.

Screens in the trough room need to refit to the raceways.

Two aluminum troughs need to be removed from the trough room and turned in to scrap metal recycling along with the aluminum troughs under the building
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The next Board of Directors Meetings are scheduled for: 

 August 11 and September 1, 2016 from 7 - 9 PM.

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New Opportunities: Restoring The Lower Saco River       (Removal of Springs and Bradbury Dams)

For more information please check our website at www.sacosalmon.com, or our Facebook page.

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Some other work TO DO at the hatchery.

Repair all cabinet doors on outside of lab and classroom wall.

Connect oxygen generator to the back up power circuit so it will be powered by the backup generator.

Install wall sconce light in Discovery Classroom.

Build covers for louver fans.

Vacuum all cobwebs.

General cleaning and straightening up.

Replace balast in light fixture - Row 4.

Outdoors

Scrape & repaint fascia board on eaves over porch.

Touch up paint on Hatchery sign.

Any volunteer help will be sincerely appreciated.

Please call 207-283-4003 if you are available to help.

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The Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance & Hatchery aka Saco River Salmon Club 

is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.    EIN:  223011032

Your dues and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

 

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