Spring 2020 Update

Spring 2020 Update

We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, the Long Creek Watershed Management District’s (LCWMD) work on restoring the Long Creek Watershed continues. Here is a quick update on our spring activities:

Pavement Sweeping

LCWMD’s pavement sweeping contractor, Maritime Farms and Land Management, LLC, will have completed the initial spring sweeping this week, with the exception of many snow dumps that only recently finished melting. The initial spring sweep is focused on large particle and debris collection. Immediately following the initial spring sweeping event, the contractor will return to perform a fine particle sweeping. During the fine particle sweeping the contractor will address any snow dumps that were not cleaned up during the initial sweeping event.

Catch Basin Cleaning

LCWMD’s catch basin cleaning contractor, Clean Venture, Inc./ACV Enviro, will start cleaning catch basins on April 27, 2020. The contractor will inspect and clean approximately 800 catch basins and drain manholes throughout the watershed. Work will continue through subsequent weeks until the work is complete. Whenever possible, the contractor will perform work close to buildings early in the day to minimize interference with your tenants, customers, patients, and visitors.

Inspection and Maintenance of LCWMD-managed BMPs

LCWMD’s Best Management Practice (BMP) stormwater infrastructure inspection and maintenance contractor, Sterling Stormwater Maintenance Services, LLC, will be inspecting LCWMD-managed BMPs in the coming weeks. Any required maintenance will be scheduled following the inspections. This work will occur in a manner that will minimize disruptions to the operation of your properties.

Main Stem Stream Corridor Cleanup

Main Stem RestorationDuring construction of the Main Stem Restoration Project last fall, it was apparent that large amounts of trash and debris have accumulated over the years in and adjacent to the stream corridor. LCWMD’s contractor, Maritime Farms and Land Management, LLC, will be working in the area in the weeks ahead to remove the old shopping carts, tires, and other debris.

Annual Parcel Inspections

LCWMD contracts with the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) to perform annual inspections of Participating Landowner properties. CCSWCD staff will start conducting parcel inspections in May. Participating Landowners will be contacted by CCSWCD staff to schedule the inspections. Due to social distancing protocols, LCWMD may request that landowners complete a survey before the inspection. Additional details will be provided when we contact you to schedule your inspection.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact LCWMD’s Executive Director, Peter J. Carney, via email to pcarney@restorelongcreek.org or telephone by calling (207) 894-4320.

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Post Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:04 AM