Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Open Space

INCREASED DEVELOPMENT and LOSS OF OPEN SPACE
 
The Town of York is a fast growing coastal community. York’s miles of clean sandy beaches have made it a popular tourist destination but most recently, the small town atmosphere, good schools, and close proximity to Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts pushed the town into a residential building boom.

With the increase in residential development comes the loss of open space. This loss of open space is not just a Town of York problem but also a regional issue. Southern Maine, New Hampshire, and especially seacoast communities are rapidly losing open space. The District recognized the increased recreational use of the watershed, spawned by the increased development and loss of open space and commissioned a Watershed Management Plan. This plan considered the growing demands of recreation and other uses of the watershed, provided a summary of current conditions, and included recommendations for projects that will protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of the water from Chase's Pond Watershed. The District places highest priority on continuing to implement comprehensive watershed management practices that will meet the goals and objectives recommended by the plan.
York Water District 86 Woodbridge Road PO Box 447 York Maine 03909 207-363-2265