Welcome

Welcome to the website of the York River Study Committee. The Study Committee was formed to work with community members to develop a York River Watershed Stewardship Plan and evaluate the suitability of a Partnership Wild and Scenic River designation for the river and its tributaries. The Study Committee includes members from Eliot, Kittery, South Berwick, and York. For more information or questions, contact York River Study Coordinator Jennifer Hunter.

View the Calendar for the latest information on meetings and events.  Sign up for email announcements about the York River Study (on average, about one per month – with updates and news of upcoming meetings and events)

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The complete draft plan is available for review.  Please provide comments, questions, corrections, or other feedback to the York River Study Committee by July 6, 2018.  Email or call Study Coordinator Jennifer Hunter (jh.yorkriver@gmail.com or 207-641-9122) or come to the June 26 York River Study Committee meeting, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Grant House in York.

  • Final reports on the York River Watershed build-out study completed by Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission and Spatial Alternatives, June 2018:

Story Map by SMPDC and Spatial Alternatives: http://arcg.is/C1e8O

Spatial Alternatives build-out methodology and findings: York Watershed Build Out Scenarios

SMPDC recommendations report: Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Recommendations Report

  • York River Study in the news: York River study work winding down, York Weekly / Seacoast Online, June 6, 2018
  • Presentations/discussions at workshops with the Eliot Planning Board (June 5) and South Berwick Planning Board (June 20) on the draft York River Watershed Stewardship Plan and updates from the regional planning commission on the watershed build-out study. See Events Calendar.
  • Overview of the Study Committee’s designation recommendation for York River watershed rivers: Designation Outreach Print Version December 2017

Watch our York River Study video:

 

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Towns that are part of the 33 square mile York River watershed

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Dams (or remnants of past dams) in the watershed, including historic dams originally built to harness the river’s power for saw and grist mills

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Species of fish found in tidal habitats during a 2001 study of the York River

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Miles of streams and rivers in the York River watershed

Approximate acres of salt marsh in the York River estuary, providing valuable habitat for fish, birds, and other species

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The year the first dam was built in the watershed

 


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