2014-03-28 / Community

Youth needed to care for Trout Brook

This summer, the city of South Portland, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Department of Environmental Protection will work with a Youth Conservation Corps to continue making improvements to Trout Brook. The brook begins in Cape Elizabeth and drains to the Fore River through South Portland’s Mill Creek Park. The project is an outgrowth of the Trout Brook Watershed Management Plan, which was developed in 2012 to offer recommendations for improving the overall health of the brook.

The corps will consist of six high school students from Cape Elizabeth and South Portland who will revegetate key areas of bare stream bank to provide a protective buffer and improved shading for the fish and insects that live in the brook. They will also canvas neighborhoods around Trout Brook to increase awareness about how residents can help improve water quality and aquatic habitat. Interested applicants should be able to perform fairly strenuous landscaping activities and convey a positive demeanor when interacting with the public.

Patrick Marass with the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District (pmarass@cumberlandswcd.org or 892-4700) will accept applications until Wednesday, April 9.

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