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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: October 29, 2009
CONTACT:
Steve Landry, NHDES, 603-271-2969
Jim Martin, NHDES, 603-271-3710

Media Advisory
Maxwell Pond Dam Removal/Black Brook Restoration Ceremony, November 5

Manchester, NH - On November 5, 2009, the removal of the Maxwell Pond Dam and restoration of Black Brook at the mouth of the Merrimack River will be celebrated in a ceremony hosted by the City of Manchester and its project partners.

The removal of the Maxwell Pond Dam and restoration of Black Brook provides an exceptional opportunity to restore fish migratory passage for the first time in a century. The project will also restore an impaired water to support aquatic life use. Planning for the project began in 2002 with the dam removal occurring between February 2009 and April 2009.

The event will feature a reception at 9:30 AM, followed by comments from several partners. A site walk will follow at 11:00 AM.

Parking available at Blodget Park, or at Seasons Tickets Sports Pub at 554 Front Street.

WHAT: Maxwell Pond Dam Removal/Black Brook Restoration Ceremony and Press Event
WHERE: Blodget Park Front Street, Manchester, NH (directions attached)
WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2009 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
WHO: Speakers: Thomas Burack, Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and Frank Guinta, Mayor, City of Manchester

Directions to Maxwell Pond/Black Brook, Samuel Blodget Park – Manchester, NH:

From Exit 6 coming from the south off of 293. At the top of the exit ramp, merge left (sign says to 293 North). Move to the right lane (do not re-enter 293 North) and take the second right onto Front St. The parking areas for, Blodget Park and Seasons Tickets Sports Pub will be on your left.

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