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Dam Demolitions: Join A Growing Trend to Restore Rivers

Last week, demolition crews launched into a major project to remove the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River in Maine. The second major dam to be removed on the Penobscot, this demolition does not constitute a single act but, rather, reflects a national movement to restore river habitats.

World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day was initiated by River advocate Mark Angelo as part of the United Nations' Water for Life Decade, announced in 2005.    It is held yearly on the last Sunday of September, and in 2011 more than 60 countries and several million people participated in events to celebrate and honor the