Fish Passage Petition Workshop - Teleconference scheduled for 10:00 a.m., April 13

Agenda:

• Welcome/Intros (Steve) (5 min)
• Statement of the problem (Landis) (15 min)

o Data on non-hydro dams and impact on sea-run fisheries

o Lessons from restoration efforts on Outlet Stream

• The State fishway law prevails on the Presumpscot River case (Ron Kreisman) (15 min)

o The Statute: 28MRSA  12760 paragraphs

o The legal process and the Outcome

• New angles & looking ahead (Charles Verrill) (15 min)

o The impact of an initiation letter from DMR or IF&W

o Expand the non-attainment designation to waters without a fishway (e.g., Mousam)

o Citizen action against non-attainment waters under the Clean Water Act

o New Maine Constitutional right to food and Tribal sustenance rights

• Break (10 min)
• Effect on property values of dam removal vs installation of fishway (Lynne Lewis) (15 min)
• Questions/Discussion (Steve moderate) (15 min)
• Closing remarks (Steve) (5 min) - estimated total time: 2 hrs

Email Steve Heinz at heinz@maine.rr.com to register for the event. Teleconference details will be promulgated about two weeks prior to the event. 


Penobscot Fly Fishers West Branch Relicensing Presentation - Wednesday, May 4

Dinner Meeting starts at 5:00 p.m.at the Penobscot County Conservation Association Clubhouse at 570 North Main Street in Brewer 

Email Don Corey at president@penobscotflyfishers.com for dinner reservations and more information. 


Event planned for November, 2022. Likely topic: The sediments trapped by dams - are they really a problem?