Sea Run Alewife Restoration

Frank Richardson
Webber Pond Association

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 7:00pm
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

Sea Run Alewife Restoration

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) continues its 18th annual Winter Speaker Series with  Zen, Alewife Restoration, and the Art of Warfeaturing Frank Richardson of the Webber Pond Associationon Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00pm at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public.

Webber Pond, located in Vassalboro and draining into the Kennebec River, is home to a very successful alewife restoration project. Frank Richards, President of the Webber Pond Association, will talk about the details and politics of that project and why the outcome was so different than the St. Croix. Frank will also speak about alewives in Merrymeeting Bay, encouraging people to support small nonprofits to implement useful community-supported projects.

Frank Richards is a retired statistical programmer and analyst for a state agency interested in politics and administration as well as environmental issues. He’s been the President of the Webber Pond Association since 2001 and played a critical role in restoring that system. He grew up in New Hampshire and has lived in Maine since 1984. In his free time, Frank can be found in a canoe exploring remote areas like the Arctic, James Bay, and most of the rivers in Maine. He is retired and has written two books: A Guide to Wilderness Canoe Fishing and An Introduction to Ice Fishing.

FOMB hosts monthly lectures, film screenings, and other events around the Merrymeeting Bay area through May 2015 as part of our Winter Speaker Series. They are always free and open to the public and supported by Patagonia, Inc. in Freeport. All events take place on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick unless noted. Next month’s presentation (May 13th) Unseen but Everywhere, features Harry Nelson of Fluid Imaging Technologies.

Visit to see the full Speaker Series schedule, become a member, and learn more about how you can help protect beautiful Merrymeeting Bay.

Call Kathleen McGee, 666-3598

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Sarah Stapler