New Preserve on Maine’s Royal River
November 17, 2017
Portland Press Herald: The town of Yarmouth [ME] and a local conservation group are making a final push to preserve a 24-acre tract of undeveloped shoreline along the Royal River that is heavily used by paddlers and skaters.
The Land for Maine’s Future program voted to award $110,000 last week to the Yarmouth Riverfront Woods Preserve, which features 700 feet of shoreline plus 24 acres of woodlands and wetlands about a mile upriver from the downtown boat launch. The LMF board vote came 6 months after the Yarmouth Town Council unanimously agreed to allocate up to $110,000 in municipal funds toward conserving a parcel that abuts 2 other town-owned preserves along the Royal River that total more than 57 acres.