MILL RIVER -- For an organization that raises money for its fish habitat and stream enhancement projects, what better place would there be to hold a fund-raiser than on the water?
John Lane, coordinator for the Cascumpec Bay Watershed Association and field supervisor Grace Fennessey map out a route for a boat poker run the association is planning for Sunday, July 20. Proceeds from the afternoon of boating fun will help the association with its projects.
The Cascumpec Bay Watershed Association has scheduled a boat poker run for Sunday, July 20. The run will start at the wharf in Northport and boats will make their way to Mill River and back.
The boat poker run will be similar to a snowmobile poker run except that it will utilize boats, CBWA coordinator, John Lane, explains. Any or all of the people on the boats can play, picking up cards for their poker hands at specified stops along the way. The cost to play is $10 per poker hand. Prizes will be awarded for top poker hands.
The CBWAâ€™s major project this year, Lane said is the dredging of Profitâ€™s Pond and re-installing a fish ladder in the dam there so that fish can get upstream. The Federal government is providing $21,000 for the project through its recreational fisheries fund. The CBWA must match that amount.
The association is also involved in ongoing restoration work throughout the watershed which consists of about eight main streams plus their tributaries. A four-member crew is carrying out the restoration work.