EAST MACHIAS — A salmon advocacy group in rural Maine is getting help from the federal government to make improvements to a fish hatchery and office building.
The Downeast Salmon Federation operates the facility.
The group advocates for environmental protection and conservation of river-run fish, such as salmon and smelt.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving the federation $23,500 toward the project.
The grant is part of $222 million the agency said it is using to help build and improve rural community infrastructure around the country.