DV-17-22 Bagaduce Watershed Monitoring

Bailey Bowden
Town of Penobscot Alewife Committee
Penobscot, ME

There has been a lot of activity in the Bagaduce River region, including participation in the SEANET project and two fish passage restoration projects supported by NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint. New fishways at Pierce and Wights Ponds in Penobscot are part of a focus on restoring alewives and other sea-run fish to local waterways. Local leadership has resulted in town support for restoration as well as a broader view of the Bagaduce ecoystems when considering policies related to aquaculture, shellfish harvesting, and water quality.

Sea Grant funds supported the purchase of monitoring equipment and outreach materials to communicate the results, allowing for continued fish measurements and samples to be shared with Maine DMR and other scientists, as well as with the local community.

Sea Grant funds: $2,000