From the Alewife Restoration Initiative:
On Saturday Nov. 11, ARI sponsored a public open house to show off the site of the recently removed Masse Dam in Vassalboro and discuss the project, and answer questions. Despite the bitter cold it attracted about 40 interested people, a cross-section of local citizens, and others from the area, including one of our donors, Jim McDougal and representatives from the China Lake Association. Landis Hudson of Maine Rivers was the chief spokesperson along with Nate Gray of Maine DMR. SRLT was represented by Dan Hill, and Brandon Kulik. Dan spoke about our role in monitoring and managing invasive species; Brandon said a few words about SRLT’s mission and how this project fits in with that, and discussed stream channel and habitat dynamics after a dam removal. There were many good questions from those in attendance and largely very positive reaction from the community.
Frank Richards took the attached photographs (left to right: Dan, Landis, Matt Streeter (PM for the restoration work), Brandon Kulik, and Nate Gray.