FARMINGTON — The last of three public hearings hosted by the Farmington Conservation Commission on the proposal to remove the Walton’s Mill Dam will be held 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Farmington Community Center.

This meeting will focus on the experiences of other dam removal projects in Maine and what impacts the removal of the Walton’s Mill Dam and associated park enhancements could have for the community, recreation and tourism in the future.

The first meeting provided information on Atlantic salmon history, science, and restoration efforts in the Kennebec River watershed and why a decision about the dam is required. The second meeting focused on the ecology of dam removal and impacts on other fish and wildlife species.

Farmington residents will vote this November on whether to remove the dam in order to restore access to habitat for the endangered Atlantic salmon.


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