November 2013 Currents

November 2013 Currents

Long Creek Watershed Management District 2013 Fall Update

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November 2013

Fall Update

Dear Jami,
 
As the temperatures drop and winter approaches we would like to take a moment to share a couple opportunities with the folks that are helping us restore Long Creek. Thank you for your interest in Long Creek and we welcome you to check our website or contact our staff for more information. 
 
Long Creek
 

Salt Management Training

 
  
Save money this winter by minimizing the use of salt 
while providing the same level of safety!
 
Encourage your winter maintenance contractor to attend Maine DEP's Salt Management Training. Phil Curtis from the Maine Local Roads Center will provide information on management practices designed to minimize salt use to lower costs and protect Long Creek.
 
Friday, November 15th 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fireside Inn, Portland
Registration fee paid by the LCWMD
 
To register please call or email Chris Brewer at 892-4700 by November 7th.

Fall Landscape Debris Removal

Talk with your landscape contractor to ensure that no one is dumping landscaping debris near Long Creek!

 

A number of sites have been discovered where grass clippings, leaves, and other landscaping debris have been piled close to Long Creek. These piles of debris can leach nutrients into Long Creek and make our job of cleaning up Long Creek much more difficult.

 

Landscaping debris should either be piled away from the stream or taken to a permitted compost facility. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patrick Marass at Cumberland County SWCD. Pat is available to meet with landowners and landscape contractors to make site specific suggestions.

 
Posted in: General News 
Post Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:38 PM