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For students in Baltimore City, and across the nation, environmental stewardship often takes a back seat to math and reading goals. However, students at Benjamin Franklin High School are engaged in science and service learning from the time they enroll as ninth graders. See how we’re working together to make that possible.

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In honor of the anniversary on December 28, we’re celebrating all the wildlife that has benefited from the protection of this landmark law. Which endangered species call your state home?

Photo of Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River between Eddington and Veazie. By Bridget Besaw, courtesy of Penobscot River Restoration Trust

As part of our celebration of the second dam removal on Maine’s Penobscot River, we’ll share stories from our biologists and partners striving to restore the river for Atlantic salmon and other fish and ensuring it continues to provide benefits for the people of Maine.