The day was clear and spirits were high this morning as the Veazie dam was breached, beginning the process of connecting the Penobscot River with the sea for the first time in two centuries. Today's New York Times editorializes about the momentous event and an AP story in the Boston Globe tells the story of the river's dwindling Atlantic salmon populations.
We're proud to be a part of history today. For over a decade, our volunteers and staff have been working to make this restoration project a reality. With last year's removal of the Great Works dam and today's breaching of the Veazie dam, we are well on our way to seeing the project's completion. Thank you to everyone who supported this work--we know that opening up 1,000 miles of habitat for 11 species of sea-run fish is a very good outcome for such hard work over the years.