FREEPORT — The Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District will present a status report on the Concord Gully Watershed based Management Plan in a public forum to be held in Town Hall Council Chambers at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Concord Gully Brook, located in Freeport, drains approximately 600 acres, including about half of downtown Freeport, before discharging into Allen Pond and the Harraseeket River at Porter’s Landing.

The state Department of Environmental Protection has identified the brook as an urban impaired stream due to degraded aquatic life and habitat.

The Concord Gully Brook Watershed Survey documented erosion problems and polluted runoff issues throughout the 600-acre watershed. Survey results will be used to develop a watershed-wide restoration plan, which will be published next June.

The project is a collaborative effort among the town, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District, the state Department of Transportation, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, committed watershed residents and businesses and the DEP.



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