Who gives a damn about dam removal?
We care! Local rivers were once teeming with American shad, a primary staple of the indigenous Lenape people. They have since had a unique importance in American history. George Washington’s starving troops jumped into the Schuylkill to catch shad for their very survival. But over the last 300 years, dams on the Brandywine and other streams have decimated the population of this important migratory fish. Science on Tap speaker Jim Shanahan, director of Brandywine Shad 2020, will tell the heroic story of the American shad and share his group’s efforts to remove dams on the Brandywine. Come hear how this local consortium is fighting to restore ecosystems that support the vital relationship between freshwater mussels and migratory species like our Founding Fish, the American shad!
The $25 cover charge includes a variety of beer from 2SP, yummy fish appetizers, and a fun night of storytelling and learning.
WaR3house3 is located at 100 Park Avenue, in the alley between HOM and Garnet Cleaners, Swarthmore, PA 19081