The Dam Removal Movement: Why Watertown Dam Should Be Next
Virtual Meeting, December 6th, 2021 at 7pm
Across the state of Massachusetts, there is a growing movement to remove aging, defunct mill dams and restore free-flowing, climate-resilient rivers. There are numerous benefits and considerations to dam removal, including reinstating migratory fish passage, restoring the ecosystem, and protecting downstream communities from catastrophic flooding.
Join us for a discussion of the benefits of dam removal in Massachusetts rivers and more specifics on the effort to remove Watertown Dam with experts Ben Gahagan, Diadromous Fish Biologist at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Beth Lambert, Director of the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, Emily Norton, Executive Director of CRWA and Robert Kearns, Climate Resilience Specialist with CRWA, to learn why we are advocating for the immediate removal of Watertown Dam.