At this special online event you’ll hear from:
- John Banks, Director, Department of Natural Resources, Penobscot Indian Nation
- Laura Rose Day, Former Director, Penobscot River Restoration Trust
- Kate Dempsey, State Director, The Nature Conservancy in Maine
- Pete Didisheim, Advocacy Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine
- Andy Goode, Vice President, U.S. Programs, Atlantic Salmon Federation
The Penobscot River Restoration Project was a collaborative effort to balance fisheries restoration and hydropower production in Maine’s largest watershed. The project removed two dams—the Great Works and the Veazie—that had blocked fish migrations for more than a century. It also constructed an innovative, river-like bypass around the third dam on the river at Howland so fish could access their historic habitat. Nearly two million river herring (alewives) and nearly 1,500 Atlantic salmon passed the Milford fish lift earlier this year.
I hope you can join us for this webinar to learn about the inspiring recovery of Maine’s largest watershed.
NRCM Healthy Waters Director and Staff Scientist