Wesleyan to Aid Nature Conservancy with Dam Removal Study

Olivia DrakeOctober 6, 20081min

Wesleyan is mentioned in an Oct. 5 New London, Conn. The Day article titled “Nature Reclaims What Damn Had Taken.” According to the article, Wesleyan scientists are helping the Connecticut Nature Conservancy lead a long-term research project at the state’s East Branch of the Eightmile River Zemko dam site to monitor the changes that take place after dam removal. The research involves tracking the new plant life, collecting samples of the fish found in the river, examining the contents of fish stomachs to learn what they’re eating, and recording the river’s geomorphology – the changes in the course it follows. Read more at here.