FirstLight Power Announces Fish Passage Operations for 2020

April 8, 2020

FirstLight Power, the owner and operator of the dam at Turners Falls, is preparing for the spring fish passage per the 2020 Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission (CRASC) guidelines.  The CRASC schedule of fishway operations indicates that Turners Falls upstream fishways will open once 50 shad have passed through Holyoke.  Following guidance from local, state, […]

FirstLight Power Donates N95 Masks

April 3, 2020

Responding to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ call for donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for front-line responders to the novel coronavirus pandemic, FirstLight Power has donated 100 N95 masks for use by staff at a regional healthcare facility. Donation of the masks, which are stocked for use by FirstLight employees during certain periodic cleaning and […]

FirstLight Safety and Continued Operations During COVID Pandemic

March 30, 2020

Early in this pandemic FirstLight implemented several new policies designed to increase protections for our employees and the communities we serve while maintaining our ability to provide clean electricity to the people of New England. We are complying with the guidance provided by state and federal public health authorities regarding workplace hygiene and cleaning practices, […]

FirstLight Power to Temporarily Close Public Meeting Spaces and Recreation Areas in Massachusetts and Connecticut

March 13, 2020

  Northfield, MA – FirstLight Power today announced that it is temporarily closing its public recreation facilities at Northfield Mountain, the Turners Falls Fishway, and Shepaug Station, effective immediately. “FirstLight’s first priority is to ensure the safety of our workforce and members of our community who use our trails, indoor public spaces, and restroom facilities,” […]

FirstLight Power Hosts “Winter Wildlife Detectives” Family Adventure

February 18, 2020

FirstLight Power’s “Winter Wildlife Detectives” program was featured on the front page of the Greenfield Recorder:  https://www.recorder.com/Northfield-educator-teaches-tracking-animals-in-the-snow-32563048 A fun family adventure led by local educator Kathy Richards, kids learn about the different animals in our area and the tracks they make, and get to explore the trails at FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center.  […]