New Hampshire’s largest river restoration project is completed

This 2009 article reports on the completion of an effort to restore part of New Hampshire’s Pemigewasset River.

REVITALIZATION readers familiar with the current state of this restored section are invited use the Comments section below to share their insights on the level of success of this project.
The largest river restoration of its kind in New Hampshire is just being completed, with 2,900 feet of the Pemigewasset River restored to its original course and banks restored to their previous condition.

Most of the project was on an 80-acre lot belonging to Errol and Kelly Chase, both of whom were thrilled to support the project, according to Kelly.

Todd Baldwin, of the Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited, took the lead on this project six years ago and was thrilled to see it come to fruition.

This is exciting for me, I could watch them move every spoonful of earth,” Baldwin said recently, while watching equipment belonging to Coleman Construction, of Conway, move huge rocks in the river to channel the water.

Photo credit: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

See original 2009 article.

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