The City of Portland, Maine, will host a meeting on Monday, March 11, 2013, updating the public on the development of the Capisic Pond Sustainability Plan. Attendees will learn about the latest design concepts for open-water habitat enhancement at the pond and water-quality improvements associated with the Rockland Avenue stormwater outfall
Capisic Pond dates back to the late 1600’s as a manmade impoundment of the brook and was the site of an early gristmill. The pond’s current dam was constructed in the 1950’s with some modifications completed in the 1990’s to manage upstream flooding. The adjacent Capisic Pond Park was established in 1948 and is a popular spot for residents and birdwatchers.
For the past 15 years, the city has made significant efforts to improve the Capisic Brook watershed through sewer separation and stormwater-management projects designed to eliminate combined sewer-overflow discharges. Further water-quality improvement efforts were also recommended in the Capisic Brook Watershed Management Plan. The development of a sustainable management plan for Capisic Pond is intended to help the community fully realize the benefits of this valued natural resource.
- When: Monday, March 11, 2013
- Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Where: Deering High School (cafeteria) 370 Stevens Avenue, Portland
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