July 18, 2019

Moosehead featured in slide show Event scheduled on June 3 in Greenville

The Moosehead Lake region is one of the state’s places, offering tourists and locals plenty of outdoor recreation options.

On June 3, the Natural Resource Education Center in Greenville will sponsor a slide presentation that will show one man’s view of the region.

Paul Johnson, a retired fisheries biologist for the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, will present “The Moosehead I Remember,” a collection of color slides he took and collected over a 35-year span.

Johnson’s slides were taken from land, water and air, and highlight the area’s scenic beauty as well as its natural resources and uses.

The slide show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Community House in downtown Greenville.

The NREC is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to informing the public about the natural resources, lands and waters of the Moosehead Lake and North Woods region. The NREC sponsors year-round programs that feature the area’s resources, their uses and their management.

There is no admission charge to the program, but donations to the NREC are welcome. For more information or directions call Paul Johnson at 465-2074.

Spring Running on tap

A broad collaboration of organizers and sponsors have teamed up for The Spring Running – A Festival to Celebrate the Kennebec River’s Herring Revival.

The Spring Running will take place at Mill Park and Old Fort Western in Augusta today from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Since the Edwards Dam was removed in 1999, anadromous fish populations in the Kennebec have improved steadily, and the river has been restored to a more natural state. Alewives, blueback herring and shad (together known as “river herrings” are returning to their natural grounds in increasing numbers.

The festival will include many entertaining events, displays and discussions. Among the offerings: fly-tying and casting, fish-smoking demonstrations, a live alewife display, bamboo rod construction, lure-making, and a farmer’s market.

For more information go to www.springrunning.com.

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