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1. NE Rivers, Dams, Salmon and What You Otter Know

Save the Smelt! Wiscasset Maine, Don Hudson is working to restore 10.6 sq mi Montsweag Brook watershed, a tributary of the Sheepscot River. The brook’s estuary flows by Chewonki. They’ve got two dams to take out to restore fish passage without compromising CMP’s mitigation plan. Tune in for how this is being remediated and rescued. Discover Global Warming’s consequences for rivers of the Northeast. Piotr Parasiewicz will share observations and insights into the effects of global warming on the Lamprey River in NH, Wekepeke Brook, the Fort, Deerfield and Westfield Rivers in MA, the Saugatuck and Aspetuck Rivers in CT. Each river’s ecology is being uniquely impacted by 387 ppm carbon-loading in the atmosphere. Hear how to increase public awareness and to empower citizen-scientists. Pull on your Wellingtons and wade in. Dave Wilmot will end the show with weekly Ocean Champions segment with breaking news for ocean conservation politics in Washington DC.