Tag Archives: Penobscot River Restoration Project

Mussel men (and women) wanted for Penobscot relocation effort

The Penobscot River Restoration Trust marked another milestone last week when an earthen cofferdam at the Veazie Dam site was breached, allowing water to flow naturally. The expected result: The water level above the dam has dropped significantly. And that means that there’s plenty more work to be done … and the PRRT is looking […]

Salmon returns on Penobscot slow

After a 2012 season during which only 624 Atlantic salmon were counted at the Veazie Dam fish trap, conservationists hoped that trend — one that was mirrored in Canadian salmon rivers as well — would end with a banner 2013 season. Don’t get alarmed … yet. But it hasn’t started out that way. As of […]

Penobscot discoloration no cause for alarm

Over the weekend I began receiving emails that sounded pretty grim. In a nutshell, veteran river-watchers on the Penobscot were concerned because the river was running brown, with plenty of sediment floating downstream. Members of the Veazie Salmon Club, who often meet at their clubhouse to play cards in the mornings (and who are, as […]

Great Works dam breached

Workers reached another milestone over the weekend as the Great Works Dam in Bradley was breached. The dam was among two that are going to be removed as part of the Penobscot River Restoration Project — a fish bypass will be built at a third — opening 1,000 miles of habitat to sea-run fish. That […]

Tribal team to raise Penobscot restoration funds at Boston Marathon

Thousands of runners will toe the starting line of the 116th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., on April 16. Among them will be three marathoners with ties to the Penobscot Indian Nation who will be racing as fund-raisers on behalf of The Nature Conservancy and the Penobscot River Restoration Project. “Team Penobscot” consists of former […]