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  • Now removed since this aerial photo was taken, Veazie Dam was the first dam blocking the Penobscot before the Gulf of Maine.
  • Veazie Dam is the second dam to be removed as part of the ambitious Penobscot River Restoration Project. Upriver, Great Works Dam was removed in 2012.
  • On July 22, 2013, hundreds gathered on the Penobscot River's shores to celebrate the start of an all-summer-long removal project.
  • Elected officials and partners spoke of the promise of restoring access for sea-running fish and providing economic and social benefits.
  • Members of the Penobscot Indian Nation celebrate the project's ambitious goals to restore their tribe's namesake river.
  • Ultimately, the project involves removing Veazie and Great Works dams (done!) and providing fish passage at Milford and Howland and Milford dams upriver.
  • When completed, the project is expected to greatly improve access to 1,000 miles of habitat for endangered Atlantic salmon, American shad, alewife, and eight other species of sea-run fish.
  • It's an ambitious project, and you can help by donating today.
Removing Veazie Dam;
Restoring Hope for a River
With the Penobscot River Restoration Trust and your help, we're restoring hope for the river and thousands who depend on its health.

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