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UMaine Schedules Penobscot River Restoration Project Forum

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — A University of Maine panel discussion on the Penobscot River Restoration Project is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 12:10-1:30 p.m. in Memorial Union’s Bangor Room.

The forum, “Penobscot River Restoration Project: Prospects and Possibilities,” will feature four experts sharing their insights on the large-scale project, which brings together government agencies, the Penobscot Nation and several environmental organizations working to improve the river’s ecology. Specific elements of the project include the removal of two main-stem dams and the creation of a fish passage on a third dam.

Those scheduled to participate in Wednesday’s discussion are:

  • Laura Rose Day, executive director, Penobscot River Restoration Trust
  • John Banks, director, Penobscot Nation Department of Natural Resources
  • Gordon Russell, retired, Maine Fish and Wildlife Department
  • Maria Girouard, director, Penobscot Nation Cultural and Historic Preservation Department

The forum is funded by the Col. James C. McBride Research Endowment and the UMaine Dept. of History. It is part of the Environmental Forum: History and Policy in the Northeast series.

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