he latest installment in our video series features Aaron Frederick, FOPR Board Member and environmental consultant, explaining how restoring migratory fish runs in our rivers helps keep our ocean fisheries healthy too.
Friends of the Presumpscot River (FOPR) presented a proposal last week to the city and town councils of Gorham, Windham and Westbrook, requesting consideration of a joint resolution that would designate a five-mile stretch of river—between Mallison and Saccarappa Falls—as the Presumpscot Historic and Natural River Corridor (see full proposal attached).
FOPR's first video in a nine-part series with Zack Anchor, owner of Portland Paddle, and a valued Friends' Board Member. Learn more about the Presumpscot and its environmental success stories, as well as how Friend's efforts to improve water quality and bring back migratory fish are increasing recreational opportunities on the river. Check out trails, boat launches and cool swim spots at Presumpscot Preserve, Walton Park and Riverbank Park. Stay tuned for releases of more Tales, produced in partnership with Knack Factory.
Back by popular demand, Friends of the Presumpscot River (FOPR) will host the Second Annual Community River Float & Cookout on Thursday, July 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., kicking off the non-profit group’s 25th Anniversary celebrations. The free community event, including a neighborhood cookout and boat demos, will take place at the Brown Street Boat Launch in Westbrook at the Presumpscot River Trailhead connecting Riverton Trolley Park to Warren Avenue.
After three years of hard fought negotiations with SAPPI, the settlement moves us to a solution that will benefit the river for generations to come.
Our efforts began three years ago when FOPR, and our ally the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), discovered that SAPPI had initiated design and implementation of a fish passage at the falls without our consultation.