For the last 10 years, the Division of Ecological Restoration has been working with agencies, non-governmental organizations, and dam owners to removing unwanted dams and restore rivers. Working together, we have removed nearly 30 dams. We have 30 dam removal projects in the planning stages. Please see the Priority Projects Process page for information on how we select our projects.
Are you interested in removing a dam? DER is eager to provide technical assistance to dam owners and others interested in river and stream restoration. Please see our Dam Removal Resources Page for a starting point. To learn more about restoring rivers through dam removal, contact Beth Lambert, Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program Manager, at 617-626-1526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.