I have worked as an ecologist and wildlife biologist and understand the ecological effects of removing the dam. It is the right thing to do. I am disgusted that so much time has been wasted discussing this issue when the choice is clear. The dam should be removed to help restore the river to more of a natural state. We have seen the benefits downstream where the North Avenue Dam was removed. Let's end the discussion and move on to other projects that can help improve the water quality and wildlife habitat along the river.