May 19 What an amazing year!

Alewives are in thick! If you stand on the Route 215 bridge and look into the water in either direction you’ll see solid alewives. The same is true in the waters by the fish house and the run leading up to the fish ladder entrance and the harvesting area. Most importantly, alewives by the thousands are successfully making their way through our wonderful pool and weir fish ladder to reach Damariscotta Lake to spawn. Yes, it’s an amazing year…and there’s more to come! It’s definitely a good time to visit the fish ladder!