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DSF Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter

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Ellsworth dam relicensing proceeds apace

January 12, 2018 by Stephen Rappaport – Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — The bitter cold of the new year was a reminder of the glacial pace of relicensing proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Leonard Lake and Graham Lake dams on the … Continue reading

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Conservation group acquires land needed for dam removal project

By AP • January 16, 2018 – Bangor Daily News SULLIVAN, Maine — A conservation group has acquired about seven acres in Hancock County as part of a dam removal project. The Downeast Salmon Federation says it has taken ownership of the parcel … Continue reading

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Two Maine River Restoration Leaders Receive National Awards

Albuquerque, NM Each year, the River Network, a national organization focused on river restoration and river communities, recognizes five individuals from throughout North America with their River Hero Award.  River Network’s River Heroes Award celebrates rivers and those who protect … Continue reading

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The Downeast Salmon Federation’s Smokehouse is Hitting the Road!

The Downeast Salmon Federation has been identified as one of 11 organizations selected for the Maine Department of Agriculture’s “Agricultural Development Grant”. Pending a successful contract with the department, the grant award of $31,000 with $15,000 in matching funds from … Continue reading

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Maine Legislature Enacts Bill to Let Alewives Run in St. Croix

If signed by Gov. Paul LePage, the bill would allow spring runs of alewives through the fishway at the Grand Falls Dam near Princeton in Washington County and through much of the St. Croix watershed. The run of the schooling … Continue reading

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Citizen Group Seeks Court Order to Save Spring Run of Endangered Atlantic Salmon

Environment Maine, a statewide environmental group, and Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, a group dedicated to the preservation of the Merrymeeting Bay ecosystem, filed their motion for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court in Portland last Thursday. The defendants … Continue reading

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“The Can Do Crew”

Atlantic salmon Federation’s Atlantic Salmon Journal article on the DSF. ASFJournal-TheCanDoCrew

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Alewife Questions Abound in East Machias River

The St. Croix River in Washington County may host some of the most counted and studied alewives in the country. The controversy over whether to restore alewife access throughout the river has spawned multiple studies, and stakeholders have a plethora … Continue reading

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Washington Academy Wetland Preserved

Wherever you go in Downeast Maine, you are in a salmon watershed. Each place provides an opportunity to make a difference for salmon conservation, and that is why DSF was excited to prepare an easement for a wetland property owned … Continue reading

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