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GOOD NEWS! Maine Dam Removal Launches Penobscot River Restoration

Society & Culture  (tags: environment, society, politics, native rights, news, ethics, culture )

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The restoration of the endangered Atlantic salmon to their historic home waters will not only create economic and recreational opportunities for the communities along the river and beyond, it will also play a crucial role in restoring the cultural tradit

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 3:34 am
Thanks for the post.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 4:26 am
Noted, thanks.

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 6:18 am
thanks Cal

Fran F (118)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 6:50 pm
YAY! I always love hearing about another dam removal!

Susanne R (234)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 8:51 pm
The last few sentences of this article says it all:

“NOAA has long hoped to see the Penobscot’s Atlantic salmon, herring, sturgeon and shad swim freely to their spawning grounds upstream. This will help spur the growth of these fish populations that are vital to the health of the larger Gulf of Maine ecosystem as well as the commercial and recreational fishing it supports,” he said. The entire Penobscot River Restoration Project will be phased in over several years and is expected to create hundreds of jobs."

There doesn't seem to be a downside. Hope the project is very successful!

JL A (281)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:18 am
one more species who may now have sufficient protections to ensure the survival it deserves

Ela V (85)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:52 am
good news

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Wednesday June 27, 2012, 5:18 pm
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