The map outlines the watershed area and the new sign locations in Scarborough. Courtesy image/Peter Slovinsky

The Friends of Scarborough Marsh and the Scarborough Department of Public Works recently collaborated to install 10 “Be Watershed Friendly” signs along local roadways in Scarborough. The sign locations were selected to highlight the boundaries of the Scarborough Marsh Watershed, which is the drainage basin that supplies fresh water to the Scarborough Marsh.

Being watershed friendly means discouraging littering and use of lawn and other chemicals that may flow overland to the watershed’s rivers and creeks or seep into underlying groundwater. Your friendliness will help safeguard the salt marsh ecosystem and its associated fisheries and wildlife and ensure that this important regional ecologic treasure is around for future generations.

A significant portion of the watershed is in the towns of Saco and Old Orchard Beach. Keep in mind that we all can make a positive difference by being watershed friendly.

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