January 2018 Peter Gray Hatchery Update

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Kind Regards,

Zach Sheller
Hatchery Manager

Peter Gray Hatchery Expansion Update

That’s not your eyes playing tricks on you, that’s the walls of our hatchery expansion going up! This is good news and our contractors are on a mission to get this building up and weather tight before snow flies.

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” -Paul Theroux

As I’ve mentioned in previous reports, this expansion will allow the salmon growing in the Peter Gray Hatchery to be spread out into more tanks. Decreasing the densities in each tank will help lower the stress of the salmon and give them an even better environment to develop into the “little athletes” that will survive in the East Machias River, and later, the Atlantic Ocean. Lean, mean swimming machines!

Funders have generously donated to get us started, but we are continuing to raise funds for the expansion project to ensure it is completed this year. If you would like to contribute to this very important project please scroll down to the donation section below.

Help us Restore Maine's Wild Atlantic Salmon Population

$1 per parr. Restore one or restore thousands. All donations will make a difference!

The goal of the Peter Gray Parr Project is to increase the number of parr raised and stocked to over 2,000,000. At an estimated cost of just over $1 per parr, we must raise 2.2 million dollars to support this restoration. For every dollar donated, contributors will quite literally be putting more parr in the East Machias River and directly impacting the restoration of Maine's wild Atlantic salmon population.


Restore over 2,000,000 Wild Atlantic Salmon Parr to the East Machias River.


Financial progress towards restoring over 2,000,000 Wild Atlantic Salmon Parr into the East Machias River

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