Talk on dam removal for habitat at Merryspring

Mar 31, 2014
Photo by: Cheryl Daigle The Penobscot River after the destruction of the Veazie Dam.

Camden — Cheryl Daigle will lead a presentation on the Penobscot River Restoration Trust’s habitat restoration programs at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, April 8, at noon.

Daigle’s talk, titled “Community Engagement in Fisheries and Habitat Restoration on the Penobscot River” will focus on the collaborative efforts between federal, state, and tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and community groups to restore 11 species of sea-run fish in the Penobscot River.

With an emphasis on community engagement and support, the major milestones of the campaign have been the successful removals of both the Great Works Dam in 2012 and the Veazie Dam in 2013. Daigle will speak about these projects and how they have been successful in restoring habitat for sea-run fish, while at the same time balancing the need for hydro-electric power.

Daigle is the community liaison/outreach coordinator for the Penobscot River Restoration Trust. For the past 20 years, she has worked with conservation organizations in Maine and Massachusetts to raise awareness of and inspire community action for land and water conservation and wildlife protection. She earned her M.S. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine in 2002.

This talk part of the 2014 Winter Talk series at Merryspring, co-sponsored by the Allen Agency and The First. Admission to Tuesday Talks is free for Merryspring Members, with a $5 fee for non-members.

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