Nearly 220,000 river herring have made their way up Bride Brook in East Lyme and into their spawning grounds. That’s nearly three times the average from a decade ago! This year’s count continues Bride Brook’s strong numbers and further proves the success of our 2010 restoration project.
Connecticut’s landscape contains nearly 5,500 dams, many of them small dams that once served a purpose but are no longer needed and are in bad shape. Removing them can reduce flood risk, help fish reach upstream spawning grounds, and generate jobs for skilled engineers.