How Does DSF Re-engage Older Fish Enthusiasts


Lift360 Springboard Panel Brainstorms with Downeast Salmon Federation at Machias Savings on December 5

By Elaine Tselikis,
Posted Nov. 14, 2014

Portland ME: Executive Director Dwayne Shaw of Downeast Salmon Federation will ask a Lift360 Springboard panel to brainstorm around the question “How do we re-engage elder fish enthusiasts in salmon and watershed recovery?” This session will be held Friday December 5, from 8 – 9:30 am at Machias Savings Bank, 4 Center Street in Machias.

Springboard is a program organized by Lift360 (formerly Common Good Ventures and the Institute for Civic Leadership) in which 10-12 business professionals from the private and public sectors lend their expertise to a nonprofit organization by addressing an issue posed by the nonprofit director or program leader in a facilitated session.

“Lift360 is excited to bring Springboard to Washington County, thanks to generous funding and support from Machias Savings Bank,” shares Jan Kearce, Lift360 Executive Director.

To be a volunteer panelist, no special experience is necessary – just 90 minutes of time, sharing ideas and networking. Interested volunteers should contact Carol Walker Aten at carol.aten@lift360.org or call 207-699-4545.

About Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF): Based in Columbia Falls, Maine, DSF aims to conserve wild Atlantic salmon and salmon habitat, restore a viable sports fishery and protect other important river, scenic, recreational and ecological resources in eastern Maine. DSF was founded in 1982 by anglers concerned with the future of salmon and the fishery, as Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the United States. DSF is involved in land stewardship, hatchery management, research, technical support and education to address biodiversity needs of the region. Over 30 years of committed conservation efforts have focused on the Narraguagus, Pleasant, Machias, East Machias, Dennys and Tunk River watersheds; and participating partners on the Union, St. Croix and Orange River. These watersheds encompass critical habitat for endangered populations of wild Atlantic salmon and other species vital to the local ecology and economy. http://www.mainesalmonrivers.org

About Lift360: Based in Portland, Maine, Lift360 has merged the expertise and focus of the Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL) and Common Good Ventures (CGV) to improve lives and communities. Lift360 offers a continuum of programs and services that help leaders, nonprofits and for-profit organizations successfully address their challenges and leverage new opportunities. www.Lift360.org