Branch Pond Dedication Ceremony & World Fish Migration Day

Branch Pond Dedication Ceremony & World Fish Migration Day

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Join Midcoast Conservancy and the Atlantic Salmon Federation on World Fish Migration Day, May 25th, for a dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Branch Pond Dam and Fishway Project! 

This year, for the first time in over 200 years, river herring will be able to access Branch Pond located in the headwaters of the West Branch Sheepscot River to spawn. You’ll learn about the new Branch Pond Fishway and other recently completed fish passage projects in the Sheepscot River, including the removal of Coopers Mills Dam and partial removal of Head Tide Dam. The completion of these 3 projects over the past 7 years is part of a long term effort to reconnect the Sheepscot River to the ocean for native sea-run and resident fish through the removal of fish passage barriers.

Starting at 9:30 am, food will be available to purchase from the Branch Mills Grange, who are raising money for building renovations. At 10:00 am there will be a presentation, after which, you can walk around the site and if the fish cooperate, see some alewives using the fishway! 

Bring your canoe or kayak to use the new hand-carry boat launch and explore Branch Pond after the event.

Please register for the event here!

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Name of contact person - Melissa Cote

Country - United States

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Date And Time

2024-05-25 @ 09:30 (EDT) to
2024-05-25 @ 11:30 (EDT)

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