Family Friendly

A Watershed Moment: A Story About People, Fish, and the Water That Connects Them

A film showing in Celebration of World Fish Migration Day

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, and the town of Penobscot Alewife Committee are hosting a free showing of “A Watershed Moment,” on May 21 in celebration in celebration of World Fish Migration Day. The showing takes place outdoors (weather permitting) at Penobscot Community School in Penobscot at 8:00 p.m. 

The short film tells the story of many groups coming together over multiple years to restore fish passage throughout the entire Bagaduce River Watershed.

This event is free and open to the public.

Watch the trailer

The project

“A Watershed Moment” is about people, fish, and the water that connects them—and what it takes to keep that connection alive and strong.

Three coastal Maine communities, numerous nonprofits, engineering and construction companies, and state and federal management agencies found a way to restore historic fish passages and do the necessary community science to reinstate and become stewards of the alewife runs in their backyards.

Rooted in collaboration, this story can act as a beacon of hope for other communities involved in fish passage restoration and community-driven stewardship.


Refreshments provided by the Penobscot Community School eighth grade class will be available to purchase.

In case of bad weather, the screening will be moved indoors at the Penobscot Community School.

World Fish Migration Day

May 21 is World Fish Migration Day, a global celebration to create awareness about the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers, with events taking place around the world. Learn more.


This event takes place at Bagaduce River Region, Castine


This scenic tidal river and its surrounding landscape, known for its diverse wildlife habitat, is home to many conserved lands, including nine MCHT Preserves. | Learn more