Study Documents

Over the next three years, the Study Committee will be developing a locally-based York River Watershed Management Plan and, in coordination with the National Park Service, a Study Report that describes the eligibility and suitability of a Partnership Wild and Scenic River designation for the York River.  Meeting agendas and minutes, outreach materials, reports and documents, and various presentations given by or to the York River Study Committee are posted for review.


The York River Study Committee meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month (third Tuesday in December) at the Grant House in York. Meeting agendas and minutes from past meetings are available.


York River Study June 2017 Media Release

July Walking Tours Flyer

Archaeology Survey Flyer

Letter to landowners in the historic resources survey area (March 2017): Landowner Letter and Map

Frequently Asked Questions (updated March 2017): FAQ York River W&S Study

Overview of the York River Study and the NPS Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Program: York River Study Factsheet

Public Input Poster on York River Watershed Resources: Public Input Poster

York River Study Committee – Update and Listening Session, June 20, 2016: Agenda, Study Committee List and Watershed Map, York River Watershed Report List, & Presentations

PRESENTATIONS (see “Documents, Notes and Reports” section below for notes from ORV topic meetings that include hyperlinks to presentations given at those meetings)

Archaeological and Architectural History Survey for the York River Headwaters Presentation by Gemma Hudgell, Northeast Archaeology Research Center (contractor hired by the York River Study Committee), presented at the Eliot Historical Society monthly meeting, April 10, 2017

December 8 Presentation by York River Study Committee members to the Eliot Board of Selectmen, December 8, 2016

November 1 Presentation by York River Study Committee members to the South Berwick Town Council, November 1, 2016

October 24 Presentation by York River Study Committee members to the Kittery Town Council, October 24, 2016

October 17 Presentation by York River Study Committee members at the York Public Library, October 17, 2016

York River Study Overview presentation at June 20, 2016 Update and Listening Session by various York River Study Committee members, June 2016

Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers presentation at York River Study Committee meeting by Jim MacCartney, National Park Service, January 2016


Notes from the April 26, 2017 ORV Subcommittee meeting on working waterfront, tidal water recreation and economic values, including links to the presentation given and documents handed out at the meeting: Notes from Apr26 Working Waterfront Tidal Water Recreation meeting; data compiled by YRSC: Working Waterfront Data Compilation – Summary

Notes from the March 30, 2017 ORV Subcommittee meeting on infrastructure, aquatic organism passage, and describing river flow and conditions, including links to four presentations given at the meeting: Notes from Mar30 Infrastructure meeting

Notes from the March 7, 2017 ORV Subcommittee meeting on water quality in the York River, including links to data and shoreline survey findings from Maine Department of Marine Resources: Notes from Mar7 WQ meeting

Policy statement on York Harbor dredging, February 2017: York River W&S Study and York Harbor Dredging

Notes from the January 31, 2017 ORV Subcommittee meeting on York River salt marshes and potential marsh migration areas, including links to a presentation and maps distributed at the meeting: Notes from Jan31 Saltmarsh Meeting; list of salt marsh-related data and reports: Resource Information and Links – ORV Saltmarsh Meeting Jan 31 2017

Wild and Scenic River Reconnaissance Survey of the York River, National Park Service Northeast Region, 2013  (This survey pre-dates the formation of the York River Study Committee but provides background information for the York River Study.)


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