Maine to Get $7.7M for Salmon Restoration
July 01, 2009 -
AUGUSTA -- In what's described as a boost for the recovery of Atlantic salmon, Gov. John Baldacci's office says Maine expects to receive two federal stimulus grants totaling $7.7 million for habitat restoration.
Officials said today $6.1 million would go toward the demolition of Great Works Dam on the Penobscot River, while another $1.6 million would pay to replace culverts as part of a collaboration between industry, the state and the federal government on Atlantic salmon restoration.
Baldacci's office said that according to federal officials, Congress approved $167 million for habitat restoration, which will fund 50 projects nationally.
Baldacci's office said the funding in Maine is expected to create at least 60 jobs over two years.
Tuesday June 30th, 2009
by the Associated Press
Kennebec Journal news update
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