Voices from the past guide our work towards healthier rivers for future generations. Learn how rivers function, or at least how they should function, and hear some inspiring successes – and on-going challenges – in the realm of river restoration. You’ll get a glimpse of the amazing human and ecological communities that once revolved around migratory fish species like Atlantic salmon, American shad and river herring. How is river restoration being done in Maine and beyond? What could it mean for our beloved Merrymeeting Bay and the Gulf of Maine? And what can you do to help our rivers run silver again? Landis Hudson, Maine Rivers Executive Director, will reflect on a decade of her advocacy efforts, including work to bring back a run of nearly one million alewives through the China Lake Alewife Restoration Initiative, and her work as part of the Kennebec Coalition, the Mousam and Kennebunk Rivers Alliance, and the Royal River Alliance. Joshua Royte is a Senior Conservation Scientist for The Nature Conservancy in Maine, part of a global non-profit dedicated to preserving the planet’s biodiversity. He brings science to strategic planning, prioritizing projects for conservation and restoration in Maine, and working with the Conservancy and its partners to increase this hopeful work around the globe. This program is provided at no cost thanks to Member support.