Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance & Hatchery

Dedicated to Anadromous Fish Restoration

     Hatchery tours will be scheduled by appointment

                            Call 207-282-6985 (leave message)          

 

Directions (to the hatchery) from Downtown Biddeford

Travel south on Route 9 (Pool Road) from the intersection of Route 111 (Alfred Road).  Look for the blue Public Boat Access sign

2.5 miles from town on the left side of the road.  The hatchery is in the upper parking lot on the right side.  By GPS, 

use the address of 21 Marblehead Lane, ​Biddeford, ME.  ​​Marblehead Lane is on the left just before the public boat access parking lot entrance.

     We are a 100% all-volunteer organization.  We are funded by the public to meet our annual operational costs. 

All contributions to our effort are used solely to meet our operational costs and equipment replacements

We receive donations from Brookfield White Pine Hydro for the salmon broodstock program, grants from the Bass Pro Shops Cabela's Outdoor fund, membership dues, and hatchery fund donations.   With your help we can assist the endangered salmon to more firmly establish themselves in the Saco River watershed.

     SSRAH maintains a strong focus on public and educational outreach.  We strongly believe that the future of regional Atlantic salmon population recovery and restoration efforts begin with raising awareness to the plight of the salmon, and in particular, engaging future generations in those efforts.  Our Fish Friends program involves 11 area schools which are provided with wild Atlantic salmon eggs from our hatchery.  We partner with the University of New England (UNE) who assist us by providing Interns and Citizenship volunteers who get hands-on experience rising wild Atlantic salmon in our hatchery and at the UNE Marine Science Center.

Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance & Hatchery is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation.

EIN: 223011032       Your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

  
     Breaking news, December 2021:  Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops set aside a percentage of all sales for the “Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s Outdoor Fund.” Cabela’s then distributes these funds to non-profits who apply. We applied and were thrilled to receive a very generous donation of $10,776 for hatchery equipment upgrades. Thank you, Cabela’s and all the generous customers who made this donation to non-profits and to our hatchery possible. 
More news is available in the News section of our website.