Down East fishways undertaking might get almost $8M from Congress

Efforts to revive entry to the St. Croix River for a number of sea-run fishes moved an enormous step nearer to actuality on Thursday.

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted 28-0 to approve almost $7.8 million to exchange a failing fishway positioned on the Woodland Dam, which is owned by Woodland Pulp, an merchandise championed by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, the highest Republican on the panel.

The cash is included within the Inside, Atmosphere and Associated Companies appropriations invoice. It’s awaiting approval by the Home of Representatives and Senate.