Maine Man Helps Restore Herring Run on Muscongus Brook

Photo/New England Boating
Photo/New England Boating

Working Waterfront: Cars and trucks don’t even have to slow down as they cruise over Muscongus Brook [in Bremen, Maine] atop a new concrete bridge built this year.

But the flow of highway traffic was the least of a local man’s concerns. David Wilkins was worried about fish passage underneath state Route 32. For 10 years he sought to persuade the Maine Department of Transportation to replace 2 partly crushed steel culverts with a real bridge that allows alewives to swim upstream to spawn.

Read more about David Wilkins’ efforts to restore the herring run on Muscongus Brook.

Related video (Sept 4, 2013):

httpv://youtu.be/WXCnoJWdIRc