On Saturday, May 14, Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosted the 2022 Bagaduce Alewife Celebration at Pierce Pond. The event, which was free and open to the public, consisted of informational displays on tables from organizations such as Sea Grant Maine, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries and BHHT. On hand were representatives from each of the nonprofits, ready to share their knowledge about alewives in particular, and Maine coastal conservation efforts in general.
Penobscot resident Bailey Bowden tends to the alewives.
The celebration included an offering of smoked alewives for sampling.
Pierce Pond in Penobscot, part of the Bagaduce Watershed that has been restored due to community efforts.