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A homecoming 200 years in the making – migratory fish return to the Shawsheen River after dam removals make way.

Rhode Island’s rivers, which have been used and abused in the past, are gaining new life as dams are removed and disposal practices change. This is good news for wildlife and people alike.

June is known for many things: the beginning of summer, the end of school, Father’s Day, and often, good fishing. As Father’s Day approaches, my thoughts turn naturally to my kids, and my father. My dad taught me to fish at a young age. From his teaching, I developed a skill that turned into a passion that I’ve shared with my own children.