PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding grants totaling $1.3 million for two conservation projects in Maine.
Maine’s congressional delegation says $1 million will go toward the Penobscot River Restoration Project to help pay for the removal of Veazie Dam. Removing the dam is just one part of the full restoration project, which aims to restore habitat for fish and wildlife, expand outdoor recreational opportunities and support energy production, jobs and economic growth,
The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and the Maine Coast Heritage Land Trust will get $300,000 to conserve 4,000 feet of shoreline in Harpswell that provides habitat for waterfowl, birds and shellfish.