“Dam Removal and River Restoration in Massachusetts” will be on the table Wednesday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m., at the NRWA River Resource, when Alex Hackman, Restoration Specialist and Project Manager for the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration talks about the current climate, common issues, and science behind dam removal; including an overview of two new dam removal projects in the Nashua River watershed.
Dam removal can simultaneously retire obsolete (and often failing) infrastructure, eliminate owner liability, reduce flood hazards, and dramatically improve ecological conditions of the aquatic ecosystem.
The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration emphasizes dam removal as a river restoration tool, and is currently working on over 30 dam removal projects with local, state, and federal partners.
This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Seats for all pre-registrants will be held until 6:55 p.m. at which time open seats will be released to walk-in attendees.
To pre-register, please contact Pam Gilfillan, NRWA Development Associate, at (978) 448-0299, or email [email protected].