Salt Marsh Restoration on Cape Ann

Gloucester Adventure presents Salt Marsh Restoration on Cape Ann. Interest in habitat restoration on Cape Ann has grown significantly during just the last decade. Many local volunteers and organizations are working in partnership with local, state and Federal agencies to undertake projects to restore anadromous fish runs, salt marshes and minimize stormwater impacts to our coastal waters. Eric Hutchins, Fisheries Biologist, Gulf of Maine Restoration Coordinator, NOAA Restoration Center, in Gloucester, will present the current efforts and opportunities in the Cape Ann area (Gloucester, Essex, Rockport and Manchester) to restore aquatic marine habitat for native fish and wildlife.

Wednesday, February 15th, 7:00PM in the Friend’s Room at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester. MA. Suggested donation $5.

Supported by VarianSEA And Cape Ann Insurance Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure.

For more information, call 978-281-8079.

About Adventure

The Gloucester Adventure, Inc., a 501(C)(3) non-profit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, innovative educational programs, events and fundraising.

One of the last five surviving Essex-built schooners, the Adventure is an icon of the nation’s fishing industry and a centerpiece of America’s oldest fishing port. Adventure is a destination site on the Essex National Heritage Area Maritime Trail’the only National Historic Landmark vessel in Essex. It serves as a living memorial to the 10,000 Gloucester fishermen who perished at sea. Built in 1926, the Adventure was the last American dory trawler fishing in the North Atlantic when she retired in 1953.