Terry Young, president of Georges River Trout Unlimited, will lead an online webinar about efforts to protect sea run fish species in Quantabacook Lake Tuesday, Feb. 16, at noon. The webinar is presented by Merryspring Nature Center.

The dam on Quantabacook Lake in Waldo County is approximately 500 feet long, with a 90-foot spillway. Each May, nearly 140,000 alewives enter the lake to spawn and then return to salt water by the end of June. By late summer, young fish begin their journey to the sea. However, recent dry summers and low water levels have prevented many fish from returning to the ocean.

In this presentation, Young will speak about how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Quantabacook Lake Association and Georges River Trout Unlimited are working together to find solutions to the problem. Young will be joined by USFWS specialist Scott Craig, who will discuss how the service has taken a lead role in the project.

This talk is part of Merryspring's Online Winter Talk series. All Online Talks will be held as Zoom webinars. Access to a computer or smart device is required. All guests must request a meeting link by emailing info@merryspring.org to attend. Links will be emailed on the morning of Feb. 16.

Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact info@merryspring.org or call 236-2239.