Barry Mower was born in Lewiston and raised in Greene, near the Androscoggin River. A graduate of the University of Maine at Orono and Oregon State University, Barry has worked as an aquatic biologist for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection since 1974. Barry is responsible for the review of point source discharges of industrial and municipal wastewater, and evaluation of attainment status of Maine’s Water Quality Standards, for all of the state’s rivers and streams. He is also responsible for review and approval of certification of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, hydropower development and implementation on the state’s dams, as well as guiding the Maine’s effluent testing program and Toxic Pollution Control Strategy. Barry grew up near the river in Greene and currently lives with his wife Jane in Manchester, Maine.
Interview conducted on February 3, 2011 in Augusta, Maine..
- State of Maine, Department of Environmental Protection
- Androscoggin River Watershed Council, Source to the Sea Trek
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