Fish Passage Background

Powering the Rebirth of Our Mighty Blackstone Bringing Migrating Fish Back to Our Valley
There was once a time in the Valley when migrating fish drew crowds of people, flocks of birds, and many other wildlife species to the banks of the Blackstone. Over 200 years ago, this ancient process stopped, when the river’s flow was abruptly interrupted by dams of the Industrial Revolution.
Today we no longer rely upon
these dams to power our economy. Many remain in place however, continuing to not only block fish from their native spawning grounds, but keeping wildlife and people from enjoying the resources and excitement of annual fish runs.
Our Goal is to construct fish
ladders or remove dams so that the river can once again draw people and wildlife to its banks.
It’s not a possibility, it’s a reality…
…and you can help!

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