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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.

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.

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