DAM REMOVAL WORKSHOP
Friday, December 2, 2011
Viles Arboretum, Augusta, ME
The removal of dams and other stream barriers is one practical way to meet dam safety requirements and eliminate public safety hazards, while restoring rivers, improving water quality, and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat. Managing the regulatory, funding and practical requirements of a successful dam removal can be daunting to dam owners and potential project managers. Maine’s first training workshop on managing dam removals will lead you through the steps to evaluate and successfully complete a project. This workshop is open to members of the public, including dam owners, who may be interested in learning from experienced dam removal managers.
The workshop will be geared to assist those who expect to be managing a dam removal project in the future. Members or staff of land trusts, watershed associations, Conservation Commissions and planning boards, as well as local and state officials are welcome to attend. Workshop topics will include:
* Case studies from dam removal projects in Maine
* How to identify potential projects * Determining project complexity
* Strategies for financing projects * How to develop a work plan
* Navigating the permitting process * Troubleshooting, and more!
Workshop participants will receive a Dam Removal Project Manager Manual containing relevant information about funding, permitting, and related logistics.
The planning team for this workshop includes Maine Rivers, American Rivers, the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and NOAA Fisheries Service.
The workshop costs $20 which includes lunch and the training manual, it will start at 9 a.m. Please register by November 23rd so that we are able to provide training manuals for everyone.
Questions: Landis Hudson, Maine Rivers, email@example.com, 207-847-9277, to register: Dylan King, Maine Rivers, firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-838-7160.