Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center is now a seasonal operation
With the sale of the Amoskeag Dam and hydro-facility completed, the contract between NH Audubon and Eversource that supported the program has ended.
Amoskeag Fishways is transitioning into a seasonal operation that will be open from April to July when fish are migrating up the Merrimack River. During the fish passage season, the facility will be managed by students hired from local universities. Tours of the facility during the remainder of the year will still be available with advance scheduling.
“Since we began teaching in 1991 and became a partnership in 1995, we have had 660,000 visitors and 180,000 program participants,” said Helen Dalbeck, former Executive Director of the Fishways. “Our programs reached 127,000 Manchester area school children through 5,350 school programs — that’s epic.”