The Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder restoration project is being carried out by the towns of Nobleboro and Newcastle in collaboration with the Nobleboro Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The restoration project is directed by the Fish Committee of Nobleboro and Newcastle in consultation with applicable state and federal agencies. The Fish Committee is composed of Nobleboro Selectperson Deborah Wilson, Fish Agent Stanley Waltz, and Newcastle Representative James Brinkler. This team has successfully led the first three years of the restoration project and all are committed to seeing the project through.
Fish committee members will, as before, work in a team with Curtis Orvis, fish ladder engineer for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Fred Seavey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Gail Whipplehauser, Maine Department of Marine Resources.
We also have a number of dedicated volunteers from our community who have committed countless hours helping with our Spring and Fall fundraising festivals as well as ladder maintenance, repair and restoration.