EXETER – Adults and children are invited to view the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s fish ladder in downtown Exeter to see fish making their annual journey around Great Dam from salt to fresh water. Staff from Fish and Game will be on hand to explain the purpose of the fish ladder, describe the types of fish using the ladder, and the department’s extensive habitat restoration efforts. The event will be held on Sat., June 7, 11:00-11:45 a.m., with access next to 11 Water St., Exeter.

Migratory fish such as smelt, alewife, blueblack herring, American shad, American Eel, and sea lamprey all migrate between freshwater and saltwater. These fish face significant challenges on route, including dams such as Great Dam and degrading water quality upstream. On-going efforts to improve and sustain the ecological health of the Exeter and Squamscott Rivers, as well as other tributaries to Great Bay, are important for maintaining diverse fish stocks in the watershed.

Dress for the weather and join us!

This free event is presented by the Exeter River Local Advisory Committee (ERLAC) and the Exeter Conservation Commission. For more information, please call ERLAC at 778-0885, www.exeterriver.org.

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