June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Friday, June 14 · 12 – 3pm EDT
The Stewardship Training Center
549 Mast Road Plymouth, MA 02360

Join experienced dam removal project leaders to hear case studies and get questions answered about all things dams!

Free-flowing rivers are good for fish, ecosystems, and people. But removing dams is complicated. If you own, manage, or are considering acquiring a dam, but are unsure where to start with dam removal, you’re not alone! Join our Free-Flowing Network to voice your questions and concerns and hear from field experts about dam removal. Let’s keep the stories and ideas as free-flowing as the rivers!

Enjoy the solidarity and camaraderie of fellow dam decision-makers over lunch at Wildlands Trust’s Stewardship Training Center. Then, field experts will share their stories conveying the successes and challenges of dam removal in Massachusetts.


  • David Gould: Director of Energy and Environment, Town of Plymouth
  • Alex Hackman: Director of Ecological Restoration, Mass Audubon
  • Samantha Woods: Executive Director, North and South Rivers Watershed Association
  • Carley Przystac: Ecological Restoration Engineer, Mass Audubon
  • Chris Hirsch: Dam Removal Program Manager, MA Division of Ecological Restoration
  • Erik Boyer: Director of Field Operations, Wildlands Trust

Lunch will be provided at 12 PM, followed by presentations at 1 PM. Optional social hour following presentations. This program is free, with an optional donation appreciated to help cover costs for lunch.


The Stewardship Training Center is located at 549 Mast Road. Please follow the signs to the visitor parking lot.


Limit 50 participants

Questions? Please contact Stewardship Programs Manager Zoë Smiarowski at

Organized by Wildlands Trust



June 14
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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