The Union River Needs Our Help!
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Author:  brian foley [ March 8th, 2018, 5:58 pm ]
Post subject:  The Union River Needs Our Help!

The Union River (Ellsworth, Maine) needs our help! The 2 dams on the lower end of the river are up for re-licensing - as a part of that process, we can petition FERC to require Brookfield Power to live up to practices they've already agreed to - The Leonard Lake Dam provides woefully inadequate fish passage, both up and down stream, and the Graham Lake Dam is operated in a way that causes unacceptable erosion on the upstream side and extremely high turbidity on the down stream side - it's the lowest water quality of any Downeast river I know of! There are 3 ways to make your voice heard on this matter:

1 - You can follow this link to an on-line petition and sign it and also promote the petition.

https://www.change.org/p/citizen-and-st ... on=minibar

2 - You can print out this petition: https://mainesalmonrivers.org/wp-conten ... n_2017.pdf

sign it and send it to these folks: Downeast Salmon Federation, P.O. Box 201, Columbia Falls, Maine 04623.

3 - Or you can go directly to the FERC eComment page (a little clunky) - here you register, get an email then write or paste your comment into the form and submit it. You get started here: https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx
(use docket # P-2727)

For more details check out the Downeast Salmon Federation web page - Thanks & Tight Lines!
https://mainesalmonrivers.org/river-res ... ion-river/

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Author:  Andre [ March 12th, 2018, 10:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Union River Needs Our Help!

Wow Brian that picture brings tears to my eyes. Used to pass it on Airline road on way to GLS and makes me really miss Maine. Can’t tell You how many times I thought of climbing down there to fish. Hope your campaign to save river goes well and hope you’re doing well...sure looks it.


Author:  brian foley [ March 14th, 2018, 9:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Union River Needs Our Help!

Hey Andre, good to hear from you and that there's still a little piece of Maine in your heart! Yes, I pass by there many times a year and I'm here to tell you, going down (or up) that esker is not convenient, especially with a kayak...Tight Lines!

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