Franklin County, ME News

Sandy River Gravel Removal
Date:  2/8/2012
ArticleType:  Press Release

Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District is has invited individuals from partnering agencies to serve on a panel as part of a forum to help update the public with regards to the needs and process of gravel removal from the Sandy River. A landowner whose property is impacted by changes to the Sandy River has also been invited to participate. This Forum be held in North Dinning Hall at the University of Maine at Farmington, UMF, on Wednesday, February 22nd beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The panel will consist of State Representative, Russell Black; Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s director of the Bureau of Air Quality and the Bureau of Land & Water Quality, Michael Mullen;
US Army Corp of Engineers, Lee Ann Neal; Maine Dept of Marine Resource Bureau Atlantic Salmon Fisheries Biologist, Paul Christman as well as and landowner, Darren Allen. Other knowledgeable
individuals will be present to answer questions as they arise. The evening will start off with a brief introduction byFCSWCD Chairperson, Pamela Harnden, of the panel members. Each panel member will then share what their area of expertise is and what their interest in gravel removal from the Sandy River is. Frank Forster will be serving as the meeting moderator.

The agenda will include brief updates on what is happening in the legislature with regards to gravel removal, current status of the Atlantic Salmon with regards to the gravel removal, process to get a permit, and what’s happening to land along the Sandy River. There will be time for questions from the audience.


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Contact: Rosetta Thompson
107 Park St
Farmington ME 04938
778-4279 or 212-6109
info@franklincswcd.org

All programs of Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District are offered on a non-discriminatory basis.

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