Funds available to remove dams and replace culverts

The US Fish & Wildlife Service once again has funds available to help owners remove dams and replace old culverts. The application deadline is November 7, 2014. The National Fish Passage Program provides funds to remove dams and to replace “perched” culverts—those that prohibit upstream fish passage because the culvert bottom is too high for fish to jump. This is a great opportunity to replace an aging culvert with a new, larger one or to build a new bridge instead.

The Village of Rothbury used a National Fish Passage Program grant for its culvert replacement project.

You can see more NFPP details here:

NFPP Contacts and Map
Instructions and Templates

Jim Hegarty or Tom Smith can help you navigate through this program.

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