Thursday, August 8, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Penobscot River Restoration


Join the Ecological Landscaping Association and the Society for Ecological Restoration – New England Chapter on Thursday, August 8, from 10 – 4, for a program entitled Penobscot River Restoration: Great Works and Veazie Dam Removals, and Sedgeunkedunk Steam Restoration. (Someone should tell the ELA to shorten those title names!)  The Penobscot River Restoration Project is an unprecedented collaborative effort that will rebalance fisheries restoration with hydropower production in the largest watershed within Maine, and result in the ecological restoration on the Penobscot River.  Major partners in the project include hydropower companies, federal, state and tribal governments, the Penobscot River Restoration Trust, and conservation groups.  After several years and considerable work, the Penobscot Trust purchased thre dams from the PPL Corporation (the hydropower company) in order to remove the two most seaward dams – Great Works and Veazie – and to pursue a fish bypass around the Howland dam.  As part of the arrangement, PPL Corporation received approval to increase generation at six existing dams and will improve fish passage at four additional dams.  Complete information on this program may be found at http://www.ecolandscaping.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Penobscot-Restoration-Eco-tour-Flier.pdf.  To register, call 617-436-5838, or register on line at https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1010441.

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