DAMARISCOTTA — The Pemaquid Oyster Festival, an annual celebration of the working waterfront, marine conservation and the Pemaquid oyster, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30.

The event begins at noon at Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina. It is a fundraiser for the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund, which has issued more than $100,000 in grants to a wide range of local groups in support of marine conservation and education. The fund is named for Myers, a Walpole resident who pioneered aquaculture in the Damariscotta River and many other areas.

“This fund is intended to continue Edward Myers’ vision of having a sustainable working waterfront — as well as protecting our marine environment — implemented through education and research projects with a focus on marine conservation,” said Chris Davis of the Pemaquid Oyster Company.

Boat tours to the oyster farms will be provided by Damariscotta River Cruises. 

Since the first festival in 2001, the event has been hosted by the Pemaquid Oyster Co. and Schooner Landing. Both of these hosts contribute all of their profits from the day to the Myers Marine Conservation Fund. 

For more information, contact Greg Latimer at 380-9912 or [email protected]