Penobscot River Restoration Project Boost

Updated 8 years ago

The Penobscot River Restoration Project could be getting a 10-million dollar boost.

Senator Susan Collins asked that the money be put in the President’s budget and she’s received word that it has.

The project’s goal is to give fish like atlantic salmon and herring free reign of the river.

The Great Works and Veazie dams will be knocked out, and a passage-way will be built around the dam in Howland so fish can get around.

Earlier today we spoke to Senator Collins via satellite from Washington. &quot:Everyone has worked very hard to design this project but funding has been a challenge. It’s a 50 million dollar project and to get a 10 million dollar commitment from the president really helps that project along.&quot:

The President’s budget still has to go to Congress for approval.


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