Benefit for Maine Salmon Restoration on March 24

Union River in Ellsworth, Maine | Photo by Billy Hathorn, via Wikimedia Commons

“Cold Water/Cold Beer!” – an event to benefit the Downeast Salmon Federation’s work on Maine’s Union River – is coming up on Friday, March 24.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Flexit Café and Bakery in Ellsworth, Maine. It is sponsored in part by Airline Brewing Co., Flexit Café & Bakery, Mongr and Patagonia.

The event will include catering from Flexit Café & Bakery owner Paul Markosian along with wild Alaskan smoked salmon from Mongr as one of the hors d’oeuvres. (Mongr is a local, family owned and operated Wild Alaskan salmon company that donates 10 percent of its profits to the Downeast Salmon Federation’s Atlantic salmon restoration work.)

Maine Root root beer will be available as a nonalcoholic option. The evening will include musical entertainment by SHUSH (Sepp Huber and Sheila Unvala) and silent auction items from Patagonia.

Dwayne Shaw, executive director of the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF), will give a brief talk about DSF’s work involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing process for the Leonard and Graham Lake dams on the Union River. There will also be fun kids’ activities with College of the Atlantic Summer Field Studies educators offered downstairs during the event.

Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Admission is free for kids in the “Fisheries Fun Zone.” All proceeds go toward the Downeast Salmon Federation’s work on the Union River.

For more information, call 747-2942 or click here.