Did you know that Vermont has nearly 1,000 dams on its rivers? While many property owners and communities are strongly attached to their dams, their continued presence comes at a cost to fish passage, poses risks to public safety, and compromises the overall health of our waters.
Join us at 12:00 pm on May 25th for an engaging webinar about the history of dams and their impacts in Vermont, and how the environmental community is coming together to help remove derelict dams across the state. The presentation, “Reconnecting Vermont’s Rivers for Fish, People and Communities”, will also explore the dam removal success story at Wood’s Lodge in Northfield. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A with the panelists:
NGO Spokesperson: Mary Russ, White River Partnership
State Spokesperson: Lael Will, Vermont Fish & Wildlife
Property Owner: Lisa Burr, Woods Lodge
The webinar will be hosted by the Nature Conservancy’s Eve Frankel on behalf of the Vermont Dam Task Force.
The webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register today!
Coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation, World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is an international day of events to create awareness about the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers. River barriers like dams, sluices and many other obstacles threaten many fish species’ survival. The Vermont Dam Task Force works to reconnect our rivers to support thriving fish populations, improve recreational access, and restore a river’s natural capacity to handle flooding.