EBC Dam Management Site Visit: Over, Around, and Through – A Field Tour of Past, and the Last Pending, Pawcatuck River Fish Passage and River Restoration Projects


Date: October 6, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 12:45 pm EST


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Various sites along the Pawcatuck River, Southern Rhode Island

Program will adjourn at The Malted Barley in Westerly, RI. A detailed program agenda that includes a map and parking information will be provided to all registered attendees.

This is an in-person program only.

Join the EBC Dam Management Committee for a tour of six fish passage and river restoration project sites in Southern Rhode Island.  The project collectively restores connectivity along approximately 32 miles of the Pawcatuck River to support sustainable populations of river herring, American shad, and American eel, reduces the risk of dam failure, and enhances flood resiliency.  This site visit provides  unique and practical examples of different fish passage methods employed at each site including full and partial dam removals, a denil fish ladder, and rock ramp fishway.  Project team members will be available at each site to discuss project aspects ranging from funding, community engagement, design, permitting, construction issues and other challenges.

Sites Include:

  • Kenyon Mill Dam Removal and Nature-Like Fishway Project
  • Horseshoe Falls Dam Fish Ladder Project
  • Shannock Falls Dam Removal River Restoration Project
  • Bradford Mill Dam Removal and Nature-Like Fishway Project
  • Potter Hill Dam Removal River Restoration Project
  • White Rock Dam Removal River Restoration Project

All are invited to gather at The Malted Barley immediately following the conclusion of the program to continue the conversation with the program chairs, site visit guides, and colleagues.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Program Agenda:
  • 9:00 a.m. – Registration
  • 9:30 a.m. – First Stop: Kenyon Mill
  • 10:45 a.m. – Second Stop: Bradford Mill
  • 11:30 a.m. – Third Stop: Potter Hill Dam
  • 12:15 p.m. – Fourth Stop: White Rock Dam
  • 12:45 p.m. – Adjourn at The Malted Barley
Program Co-Chairs:
  • Chad Sumner, Principal and CEO, SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC
  • Andrea Judge, P.E., Project Manager, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
Site Visit Guides:
  • Nils Wiberg, Associate | Chief Water Resources Engineer, Fuss & O’Neill
  • Steve Fuller, Project Team Lead, SumCo Eco-Contracting
  • Chris Fox, Executive Director, Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association
  • All attendees must submit the required health questionnaire while registering for this event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to take an at-home test prior to attending any EBC in-person program.
  • Masking is not required.
  • Please do not attend this program if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: a cough, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste, or loss of smell.
  • Please do not attend this event if you are testing positive for COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about attending this program, please reach out to EBC staff by calling the office (617-505-1818) or via email ([email protected]).

Available PowerPoint presentations from the program will be posted to this event page five business days after the conclusion of the program.

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker PowerPoint will be posted.

This program is not being recorded.

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Registration Details

Individual Registration

EBC Member Rate: $25

Non-Member Rate: $50

Government/Non-Profit Rate: $25

Group Registration

For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print

Please note that refunds are not available after Tuesday, October 4, 2022. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5.

Recording the program is not permitted.

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: Complimentary
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees who are currently unemployed.

Elected Officials: Please contact EBC

Students: Please contact EBC

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