Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance & Hatchery
P.O. Box 115, Saco, ME 04072
Special Social Event: Monday, February 24th, 2020 from 7 – 9 PM.
Location: Cabela’s Conference Room, Scarborough, ME.
Subject: Survival training.
Guest Speaker: Vic Medina, Instructor for the US Navy's survival school in Rangeley Maine and hunter safety instructor for the Wilton Fish and Game club.
Background: I grew up in the high Sierras of Lake Tahoe Nevada, after high school I joined the United States Marine Corps in which I completed twenty years of honorable service to our nation. In my Marine Corps career, I had held many jobs such as Marksmanship instructor, summer and winter mountain warfare instructor, summer and winter survival instructor, tactical tracking instructor, and Special Forces Operator. I had the great opportunity to operate in several overseas deployments in dynamic and diverse environments, covering Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, South and Central America and the Middle East. Throughout these deployments I was fortunate to be able to lead mountaineering excursions, fly fishing expeditions (fresh and saltwater) and overnight wilderness trips in remote locations. I have been fly fishing Americas great waterways for the past twenty seven years in such places as the rivers and lakes of the Sierra Nevada mountains both in California and Nevada, the Rocky mountains in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, the blue ridge mountains of North Carolina, the waterways of Maine as well as the coastal waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific.
Light refreshments will be served.
49 wild Atlantic salmon broodstock weighing between 5 & 6 pounds were released into the Saco River at an undisclosed location.
February 1, 2020, two teams were sent out to area streams with Redd-O-Matics and planted 14,400 eyed-up wild Atlantic salmon eggs. A team planted more eggs February 8th. This was the last egg planting event for 2020.
An aquarium, similar to Fish Friends program equipment, was set up in the basement of the hatchery to hold all the remaining salmon eggs. This aquarium should save electricity costs for February.
Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance & Hatchery is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation.
EIN: 223011032 Your donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.