Residents to Discuss York River “Wild & Scenic” Study

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Seacoast Online: Residents of York, Kittery and Eliot [Maine] who want to learn more about an upcoming federal study of the York River and the committee that will coordinate this effort are invited to attend 1 of 2 community meetings that will be held in upcoming weeks.

Looking at the York River as it flows into York Harbor. Photo/Army Corp of Engineers.
Looking at the York River as it flows into York Harbor. Photo/Army Corp of Engineers.

One meeting will be held at the York Public Library April 2 from 7 to 9:00 p.m., and another at the William Fogg Library in Eliot on April 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Those who attend the meetings will learn about the National Park Service’s Partnership Wild & Scenic Program, the history of the effort to get a bill through the U.S. Congress that would authorize a comprehensive study of the river, the formation of a study committee and its purpose, and how citizens can get involved. Members of the York River Steering Committee will be on hand to make presentations and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Read more about the York River study and it’s possible “Wild & Scenic” designation.