Returning Salmon to the Kennebec River

In 2021, the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) asked Jerry and Ryan to produce a collection of videos and still photos of the Kennebec River. NRCM was one of several organizations preparing a campaign to persuade Maine citizens and lawmakers of the need to remove four dams on the Kennebec River in order to restore the population of the river’s endangered Atlantic Salmon.

During three days of filming, we conducted six interviews on the banks of the river in Skowhegan, Waterville, and Augusta, and shot b-roll throughout the watershed. The results included the above explainer video which was complemented by a series of shorter stories featuring each of the individual interviews. An example of those videos is below,

Learn more: This project is similar to other stream restoration projects we have worked on in Maine: “Keystone: Voices for the Little Fish” and “Maine Rivers: The Return of the Alewives”.