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Woonasquatucket River – Rising Sun Dam

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166 Valley Street
Providence, RI,

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August 2017

Habitat Restoration: Fish Ladders & Dam Removal – Woonasquatucket

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woonasquatucket River – Rising Sun Dam, 166 Valley Street
Providence, RI,
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This program is the second case study in our 2017 series, Habitat Restoration Challenges. The Industrial Revolution came to the Woonasquatucket River in 1809, and with it came dams to supply water power to mills which sprouted up all along its banks. Life was good in valley, unless you were a fish. Now fish have once again become a common sight in the tidal portions of the Woonasquatucket. Alicia Lehrer, Executive Director of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, will review the…

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