Documentary film sheds light on salmon restoration efforts in Vermont’s Clyde River

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NEWPORT – A new documentary film, “The Salmon of the Clyde River,” produced by Ian Sweet for PBS in partnership with VT Fish & Wildlife and Trout Unlimited, highlights the challenges and plans to revitalize the salmon run in Lake Memphremagog’s 33.5-mile tributary.

Once known for the size and quantity of its fish, the Landlocked Salmon fishery in the Clyde River and Lake Memphremagog attracted anglers from around the world each spring and fall.

The documentary explores the history of this great fishery and the efforts to restore it.

The film will be shown at Kingdom Brewing as part of the debut of MWA’s new series of happenings entitled “Watershed News and Brews” on Friday, April 21, between 5-8 p.m.

The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about local watershed partners and conservation organizations who are working to protect and restore Vermont’s watersheds.

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The evening will include an interactive river simulation table, information about riparian borders and buffer zones, and a chance to support a local sustainable brewery by purchasing beverages and wood-fired pizza.

The event is sponsored by the Memphremagog Watershed Association, Missisquoi River Basin Association, NorthWoods Stewardship Center, and Orleans County Conservation District.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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