[acn-l] Vote for dam removal!

Christopher Scharpf (ichthos at charm.net)
Mon, 29 Nov 1999 21:55:59 -0400

{my apologies if you've already received this}

Popular Science Magazine just gave the Edwards Dam removal a "Best
of What's New" award for 1999. This is really significant, because it proves
that removing a dam at the end of the 20th Century can be as exciting and
important for society as building a dam was 100 years ago.

Now, the Edwards Dam removal is eligible to receive a "Reader's Choice
Award." In order to continue to bring international attention to the
importance of river restoration, we need everyone in the conservation
community to cast their votes!

All you have to do is visit the Popular Science web site between Nov. 11
and Dec. 31, 1999 at http://www.popsci.com/features/bown/bown99/vote.html and
vote for the Edwards Dam removal (it's at the bottom, in the "Science and
Technology"
category.)

Please get your friends and colleagues to vote, too. Call Amy Souers at
American Rivers, (202) 347-7550 for more information.

For more information on the Edwards Dam removal, visit American Rivers
webpage at http://www.amrivers.org/edwardsremoval.html.

Thanks!

Background:
The final pieces of Edwards Dam were removed from Maine's Kennebec River in
October. This is the first dam ever ordered removed by the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission because its environmental costs outweighed the
economic benefits it provided. Striped bass and other fish are already
swimming upriver above the old dam site and anglers and paddlers from the
community are enjoying the free-flowing river.

The North American Native Fishes Association
http://www.nanfa.org
Free sample copy of American Currents at http://www.nanfa.org/periodic.htm
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