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Take Action to Reunite the Kennebec

April 16 - June 4

Art by Zoe Ciolfi

Our friends at the Kennebec Coalition (Atlantic Salmon Federation, Maine Rivers, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Trout Unlimited, and Trout Unlimited’ s Kennebec Valley Chapter) in partnership with the Conservation Law Foundation are working hard to Reunite the Kennebec.

25 years ago the Edwards Dam was removed and The lower Kennebec River is now a poster child for the environmental and community benefits dam removal can bring. Communities like Augusta, Hallowell, and Gardiner know this well. Now it’s time to continue this success by reconnecting Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish to their spawning habitat in the Sandy River.

This moment is our best chance to shape the future of the Kennebec. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is currently conducting a critical dam relicensing and license amendment process for the Kennebec dams.

We should seize this opportunity to provide future generations with a vibrant river that will support thriving fisheries, create new recreational opportunities, and promote economic development in riverfront communities.

Sign the petition to FERC: Find a solution that works for the river, the fish, and the people and businesses along the Kennebec.

This spring, FERC will also be holding public hearings in Maine on the dam relicensing on Tuesday, May 21st in Waterville and Wednesday, May 22nd in Augusta. You can sign up to attend those hearings here, and we’ll be in touch about how you can participate.

NRCM will be hosting and participating in events this spring and summer to promote a healthy Kennebec River. Visit their events page to join in and stay tuned for some more engagement opportunities on and off the water!

And stay tuned to RFC’s event page, blog, and newsletter as we send our team of ambassadors down the Sandy and Kennebec rivers from Source to Sea to help support telling the story of these incredible ecosystems and the opportunity to reunite them with the sea and connect communities along the way!


April 16
June 4
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