Two projects to remove dams from Maine rivers received grants from the American Rivers conservation organization and the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Program.

They include:

• $100,000 for the removal of the Lower Montsweag Brook Dam near Wiscasset and Woolwich by the Chewonki Foundation, which will open three miles of fish passage and restore 20 acres of riverside habitat currently flooded by the dam.

• $65,000 to the Maine Council of the Atlantic Salmon to remove the West Winterport Dam on Marsh Stream, a Penobscot River tributary, in Winterport and Frankfort, which will open up 4.5 miles of the stream and restore 20 miles of river habitat.

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