As late summer arrives in Eastern Maine we continue to work hard to put the last runs of wild Atlantic salmon in the U.S. on the road to recovery. Our wide, holistic view recognizes the fate of the salmon is tied to the health of our ecosystem; our rivers, forests, oceans, and communities.
Our innovative approach to salmon recovery combines the best available science with a serious passion for wild fish and fisheries. None of our work would be possible without the generous support of our members and supporters.
Recently, we have been fortunate to gain the support of a lifelong advocate for wild places and endangered species. Amos Eno--the President and founder of the Land Conservation Assistance Network and former Executive Director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation--has helped spread the word about our positive impact on Atlantic salmon recovery.
Earlier this summer Downeast Salmon Federation's Executive Director, Dwayne Shaw, was able to visit with Amos on Mount Desert Island, Maine, and discuss some of the opportunities and challenges that we face in the struggle to protect and restore Atlantic salmon and their home rivers. An excerpt of that conversation can be viewed here.
"The Federation, a private nonprofit, has been more effective in bringing the salmon back than three decades of conventional efforts. It is worthy of your support. It has mine.”
Please join Amos in supporting our work and help us reach our annual fundraising goal for the Peter Gray Parr Project of $200,000. We are excited and fortunate to have a $45,000 matching challenge to help amplify your gift. Please consider helping DSF continue to help the endangered Atlantic salmon!
As always, thank you, we couldn't do any of this without you.