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Penobscot River Restoration Project

The restoration of the Penobscot River is an unprecedented and innovative effort to remove two dams and build a state-of-the-art fish bypass around a third. As a result, hundreds of miles of habitat along the Penobscot and its tributaries will be re-opened for sea-run fish, with tremendous benefits to biological and human communities along the river.

Thanks to your support, this effort has had remarkable success. It's a continuing story, with many chapters closed and many more to come. Be a part of this history-making conservation achievement.

Check out this CBS Evening News report on restoring Maine's Penobscot River

Press Releases:

Reconnecting the Penobscot River with the Sea:
Breaching Veazie Dam on Maine’s Penobscot River

July 22, 2013

Penobscot River Restoration Begins with Removal of Great Works Dam
June 11, 2012

Landmark Purchase of Dams Opens New Chapter for Penobscot River Fisheries
Dec. 20, 2010

Chinese Delegation from Yangtze River Visits Penobscot River Restoration Project
Dec. 10, 2009



The Penobscot River: A Model Conservation Partnership

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