York River Considered for “Wild & Scenic” Designation

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.

Seacoast Online: Residents of York, Eliot, Kittery and South Berwick [Maine] attending the York River Study Committee last week had much to say about the evolving plan to designate the York River as a National Park Service Partnership Wild & Scenic River.

The committee was formed after the U.S. Congress passed legislation in December 2014 and appropriated funds for the study that is needed to see if the river qualifies for designation in the federal system. Out of their work will come a management study that will be used to guide ecological, historical and cultural work in the future. A separate study report will go to Congress, which will decide whether to include the river in the Wild & Scenic program.

Read more about the York River and why is may receive a Wild & Scenic designation.