Box Dam fish ladder dedicated in Vassalboro

From left to right, Maine Gov. Janet Mills, Nate Gray, of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, and Landis Hudson, executive director of Maine Rivers. (photo by Eric W. Austin)

The Alewife Restoration ribbon cutting celebration was held in Vassalboro on May 19, with Gov. Janet Mills present to cut the ribbon at the new fish ladder installed on the Box Dam.

[See also: After 200 years, alewives set to return to China Lake and These fish have been waiting 200 years for this moment.]

The new fish ladder at the Box Dam that will allow alewives to migrate naturally toward China Lake. (photo by Eric W. Austin)

Vassalboro resident and alewife restoration activist Ray Breton. (photo by Eric W. Austin)

Vassalboro Town Manager Mary Sabins addresses those in attendance. (photo by Eric W. Austin)

Landis Hudson, Executive Director of Maine Rivers, right, speaks at the ceremony, as Gov. Janet Mills, left, looks on. (photo by Eric W. Austin)


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