Peter Gray Parr Project in the Media

Peter Gray Parr Project featured in New England Boating

Saving Atlantic Salmon: The Peter Gray Parr Project

By Tom Keer, New England Boating

A new way of raising and stocking juvenile Atlantic salmon is paving the way to the species’ recovery in the United States.


Peter Gray Parr Project featured in Sporting Classics Daily

All for the Cost of a Dollar a Parr

By Tom Keer, Sporting Classics Daily

Part of what came from my golf miscue is a wonderful fascination with the word spelled with two “r”s. Parr with that extra consonant refers to a young salmon feeding in freshwater. Theirs is an odyssey of epic proportions and is one that has intrigued and inspired anglers, biologists, and conservationists for many years.


Peter Gray Hatchery featured in Bangor Daily News

Hatchery working to heal the river, heal the fish

By John Holyoke, Bangor Daily News

On the banks of the East Machias River, in an old hydropower facility, Dwayne Shaw and others are working to not only change the way Atlantic salmon conservation is done, but also how the area’s rivers are treated.


Peter Gray Parr Project featured in Fly Fisherman Magazine

200,000 Salmon Being Released into Downeast River

By Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News

About 14,000 new residents of Washington County made their debut Tuesday as they were poured, one bucket after another, into a tributary of the East Machias River.


Peter Gray Parr Project featured in Fly Fisherman Magazine

Raising Athletes: Why the Peter Gray Hatchery may be the last hope of Atlantic salmon in America

By Ross Purnell, Fly Fisherman Magazine

Atlantic salmon recovery so far in America has been an expensive failure. In 2012 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abandoned its 50-year salmon recovery program on the Connecticut River that cost roughly $25 million over that timespan—most of that money supporting the production of salmon fry raised at the Richard Cronin National Salmon Station…


Peter Gray Parr Project featured in Atlantic Salmon Journal

The Can Do Crew

By Catherine Schmitt, Atlantic Salmon Journal

Just forty miles east of the Penobscot, America’s best hope for Atlantic salmon restoration, the Downeast salmon rivers flow through boulder-strewn blueberry barrens, and scraggy logging yards cut from mossy forests of spruce and fir. Here, the dams are few and getting fewer, and the salmon are still genetically unique, native, and wild. There is hope here, too.


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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