Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tear That Sucker Down

Here is a petition regarding the removal of Swanton Dam.  The removal of this dam has been a hot topic for some time now and many, including myself, feel that it's time to take it down. - Chris
From Vermont Fish and Wildlife...


Removing Swanton dam is the #1 thing we can do to improve fish habitat in the Lake Champlain basin.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and others are advocating for removing the Swanton Dam on the Missisquoi River in Swanton Village. This dam has contributed to the collapse of what had been a tremendous fisheries existing on the lower Missisquoi River. The dam prevents walleye, lake sturgeon, muskellunge and many other fish species from reaching habitat they need to spawn and sustain their populations. The department is seeking local support and approval from the Village of Swanton, who owns the dam, to remove it...(Read on)