11 Jun '12, 3pm
Woot! Great Works Dam removal along Maine's Penobscot River. Read the blog: #RestorePenobscot
Our work isn’t done, but today’s removal of the first portion of the Great Works Dam is an important step toward restoring the health of the Penobscot River , widely regarded as our best hope for bringing back endangered Atlantic salmon along the East Coast of the United States. Once complete, 1,000 miles of habitat along the Penobscot and its tributaries will be accessible for sea-run fish . These fish will feed animals such as turtles, river otters and bald eagles, as well as groundfish that support commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Maine.