Thursday, August 1, 2013

Time for a Jig! It's a Fish Revivial

Hope flows freely as a dam comes down in Maine.

Reading the story about the dam is reading about the recovery of nature.  It is a nice change of pace to not hear of hope dashed and hope lost in an environmental piece. Rather, it's hope found with the simple removal of a dam.

It's also a pleasant surprise to see the phrase "fish revival".  That's a rare one in the often gloomy world of conservation and advocacy.  It seems like the battles are ongoing and the capitalistic machine will never stop grinding away at the earth's bounty and beauty.  But here's a good cause for celebration.

"Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Indian Nation, said some members of his tribe had made new fish spears in the hopes that they might soon be able to fish for salmon for the first time since 1985, resurrecting tribal practices.

"'I think we’ll come back to a balance, where the river is doing well. It’s historic when a lot of people have lived and died seeing its demise, he said,'" according to the New York Times.

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