RANDOLPH, N.H. — The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant that will provide the remaining funding needed to restore 98 miles of trout habitat along the White River.
The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/1PHwmpf ) the $96,000 grant and a $10,000 Trout Unlimited Embrace-A-Stream grant awarded this month are the final pieces of funding the project that will also remove an old dam in northern New Hampshire.
Mary Russ, executive director of the White River Partnership, says the dam on the east side of Randolph’s Main Street Bridge has been getting in the way of migrating trout.
Russ says the trout are having problems passing over the dam, which was rendered obsolete by a 2007 bridge replacement project.
A contractor will be selected in June with work beginning on the project in August.
Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com