For fish exiting the Blackstone River into Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, the journey is one-way. Once they ride the current into the Atlantic, they never return. In fact, they can’t, thanks to 19 dams erected during the Industrial Revolution.
But Stefanie Covino, M.S. ’15, manager of the @blackstonecollaborative at the George Perkins Marsh Institute, is working with local agencies and Indigenous tribes to help these migrating fish return to their natural spawning grounds — a process that will offer substantial ecological benefits to the river watershed and ecosystem.
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