Restoring Cape Neddick River Watershed

We are in the throes of this project, so check back, because we'll be updating it. 

Goal

Improve water quality of the Cape Neddick River through bacteria reduction efforts, including proper pet waste disposal, septic system inspection and pumping, and deterring Canada geese from congregating by the water’s edge.

Activities

  • Inform landowners in the watershed of the impacts of wildlife and pet waste on water quality through a postcard mailing (fall 2017)
  • Provide information to all community dog owners when their dog is annually registered with the town (fall 2017)
  • Work with 3 landowners to pilot geese-deterrent plantings along the water’s edge (fall 2017 to spring 2018). More about that here
  • Showcase geese-deterrent plantings in site visits to landowners in the watershed (fall 2018)
  • Provide information connecting the impacts of septic maintenance to water quality to homeowners in the watershed

Project Partners

Resources

Cape Neddick River Watershed Based Plan (FB Environmental 2014)

Scoop the Poop Resources

Canada Geese Management

Planting Natural Geese Barriers

Contact

To participate or for more information, contact Annie Cox at acox@wellsnerr.org or (207) 646-1555 ext 157.

Funding

Funding for this project was provided, in part, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. The funding is administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with EPA.  EPA does not endorse any commercial products or services mentioned.

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