The following announcement was provided by the Charles River Watershed Association:
The Dam Removal Movement Why Watertown Dam Should Be Next Virtual Event Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Across 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.
- 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
- Robert Kearns, Climate Resilience Specialist
Learn why we are advocating for the immediate removal of Watertown Dam and the restoration of a free-flowing dam-free Charles River.