Dredging Delay Jeopardizes Boaters on Maine River
June 17, 2014
PressHerald.com: A federal contractor’s failure to finish dredging the Scarborough River [in Scarborough, Maine] in March jeopardizes boating safety this summer and threatens plans to replenish federally protected shorebird habitat on Western Beach, town officials say.
The future of the $1.7 million dredging project is complicated by the town’s tenuous relationship with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which holds permitting power over the town’s plan to pump dredged sand onto Western Beach to restore piping plover nesting habitat.