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NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:09 pm
by Rusty Spinner
Just in fresh off the news desk.....

https://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2020/20_0034.htm

It is great to see NJ using these funds via a competitive grant process to restore the Pequest and the Paulinskill!

Re: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:46 pm
by 46er
I fished the Paulins Kill once with a group of Scouts at Columbia WMA. Do not have fond memories of it :lol: I imagine the dam would be a good target for removal if it is still there.

Re: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:13 pm
by Rusty Spinner
46er wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:46 pm
I fished the Paulins Kill once with a group of Scouts at Columbia WMA. Do not have fond memories of it :lol: I imagine the dam would be a good target for removal if it is still there.
That dam was removed and we now have American shad, striped bass, river herring, and American eels moving freely upstream after more than 100 years of not having that access to their ancestral spawning habitat. My guess is The Nature Conservancy will pursue funds to remove the Pulina Dam which is now the 1st blockage above the Delaware and the town of Blairstown who own the dam are willing and wanting to remove it.

Re: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:44 pm
by Fishybig
Haven't been there since the removal but followed its demise online....used to kayak fish the lake couple times a yr....how far up is the next dam???

Re: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:51 am
by Rusty Spinner
Fishybig wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Haven't been there since the removal but followed its demise online....used to kayak fish the lake couple times a yr....how far up is the next dam???
Roughly 11 river miles to the dam above the downtown area of Blairstown.

Re: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:00 pm
by Fishybig
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:51 am
Fishybig wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Haven't been there since the removal but followed its demise online....used to kayak fish the lake couple times a yr....how far up is the next dam???
Roughly 11 river miles to the dam above the downtown area of Blairstown.
Ty

Re: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:09 am
by Troutman
all those outdated dams that serve no purpose needs to come down in the state of NJ :!: :!: :!: