Please join us on Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 25, and 26, for the seventh annual fish ladder reatoration festival! Wow....seven years and counting. We began the festival to celebrate the return of the alewives each spring and to raise money to help restore the historic fish ladder that the fish "cliimb" to reach Damariscotta Lake, where they spawn.
The festival has become quite a tradition in our neighborhood, drawing local people and people from as far away as Europe and the west coast. As usual, there will be wonderful food each day....a pig roast, a chicken barbecue, and lobster and crab rolls. There will again be live music....and beer from local breweries so visitors can hang out and watch the show...thousands and thousands of alewives and birds that prey on them....osprey, eagles, and more gulls than we might wish for!
There will be smoked alewives (at Mulligans), games for the kids, opportunities to get the latest alewife t-shirts and other gear, and best of all, an opportunity to see all the new pools.....and to watch alewives swim from pool to pool at close range!
This year we will also be helping to celebrate World Fish Migration Day on Saturday, May 24. Check out their website....www.worldfishmigrationday.com and see what is happening in the US and in other countries around the world!
Hope to see you on Memeorial Day weekend!!