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effort saves pier from development
December 5, 2003, Portsmouth Herald
Thanks to the efforts of local residents, conservation groups,
creative financing and the York Land Trust, the town will forever
have at least one working commercial fishing pier.
against the tide
December 4, 2003, Maine Today
Two York lobstermen have teamed up with the local land trust
to purchase Sewall's Bridge dock on the south side of the York River
and preserve it as working waterfront. The
dock, used by commercial fishermen for years, previously had been
bought by a private homeowner who rented space to pleasure boaters
and had plans to develop a home on the site.
Experts Share Urgent Vision
November 19, 2003, York Weekly
Conservation has always been a theme in York, but now town officials
and residents have the scientific evidence to prove its need. Three
guest speakers and more than a dozen environmental groups gathered
in the York Public Library on Tuesday evening to discuss the town’s
natural resources and hear how, according to some scientists, residents
may be able to preserve their small-town character and the geography
that lends itself to that appeal.
Neddick River Update
May 7, 2003, York Independent
An inspection of the upper reaches of the Cape Neddick River began
this week as a key component of larger plans to free that river
from pollution, and to safeguard it for the future.
York River, Maine
November 2002, Atlantic Coastal Kayaker
The York River ’s fast current runs you swiftly past history
and nature in equal measure. This scenic river in southern Maine
is well worth a detour from coastal paddling. Start at the Wiggly
Bridge in York Harbor and let the current and tide take you up to
the juncture of the York River and Smelt Brook, a total distance
of nine miles up and back.
of the Marsh
September 9, 2002, Portland Press Herald
While there have been numerous efforts across the country and in
Maine to preserve and restore salt marshes, there is little scientific
data explaining how they work.
Of Maine Awards First Annual Prize For River Stewardship
September 2002, Natural Foods Merchandiser
June 3rd Rivers Awareness event honors Carol Donnelly of York Rivers
Association. Tom’s of Maine is pleased to announce the recipient
of its first annual Prize for River Stewardship. The award recognizes
an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership and service
in river/watershed restoration, preservation and education. Carol
Donnelly of the York Rivers Association received this year’s
award, and was honored at an event June 3rd at the Wells National
Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm.
Finds 64 Pollution Sites
May 8, 2002, York Weekly
Metal trash cans, empty fertilizer bags, tires, tarps, abandoned
appliances and rusted petroleum drums. No one wants this stuff next
to the York River. But it's there, in a lot of places, and a handful
of volunteers, state and local officials are hoping to clean it
Farm for York River Runs Into Tide of Opposition
April 24, 2002, York Independent
A Freeport, Maine, family seeking state approval to lease approximately
four acres on the bottom of the York River for commercial oyster-growing
met skepticism and some opposition last Tuesday night (April 16),
at a sparsely attended public hearing held at York High School.
April 10, 2002, York Independent
When water sheets off the big slate roof of the new public library,
where does it go? And what oil and grease and other polluting particulates
does it pick up along the way -- and with what consequences? The
same questions might be asked about water passing over the roofs
and roads and parking lots of the scores of new developments in
town, from Shop 'n Save's and York Hospital's to those of the town's
smallest new homes, and it is the answers to these questions and
many more that researchers are seeking as they begin, this month,
a major new study to preserve and protect the York River watershed.
April 4, 2002, York Independent
A common interest in the York River watershed once again led to
some uncommon alliances last Friday morning (March 29th), as some
25 leaders from divergent disciplines gathered at 8:30 a.m. in the
Parish Hall of the First Parish Church for an hour-and-one-half-long
meeting organized by the York Rivers Association.
groups celebrate the river's heritage
July 20, 2001, Portsmouth Herald
Coastal breezes offered the perfect complement to a day along the
York River when scores of folks came out for River Heritage Day