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6/6/2016 - Watershed Planning Meeting- Arctic Brook Watershed Management Plan


For Immediate Release

Date: June 6, 2016


Contact:Richard May
Stormwater Utility Technician

(207) 992-4243


Watershed Planning Meeting-Arctic Brook Watershed Management Plan

BANGOR, Maine - The City of Bangor invites interested residents and businesses to attend a watershed planning meeting for Arctic Brook at the City Council Chambers at 73 Harlow Street from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to watershed stakeholders about scheduled stream and watershed field studies, and to answer any questions about the watershed planning project. FB Environmental Associates will lead the workshop.

Arctic Brook is located in the City of Bangor, Maine. The stream begins in a forested wetland above Grandview Avenue. The stream flows south from Grandview Avenue, under the Broadway Shopping Center, under Route 15 (Broadway) and Interstate 95, and into Kenduskeag Stream just below Valley Avenue, a distance of 1.4 miles.  The Arctic Brook watershed covers 1.2 square miles (768 acres) consisting of a mix of forest, medium and high-density residential development and commercially developed areas including the Broadway Shopping Center, Bangor High School, a City recreational forest (Prentiss Woods), the City nursery, several churches, and two private schools. The water quality of Arctic Brook has been assessed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and determined not to meeting state water quality standards for aquatic l ife use. The stream was consequently listed on the State's 303(d) list of impaired waters in 2002.

Interested parties, including residents and businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop. A follow-up meeting is planned for October 2016 to get feedback on priorities for improving the water quality of Arctic Brook over the next 5 - 10 years. For additional information or inquiries, please contact the City of Bangor's Stormwater Utility Technician, Richard May at (207) 992-4243 or by email:

Funding for this project, in part, was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Section 604b of the Clean Water Act. The funding is administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in partnership with EPA. Project partners include the City of Bangor, Maine DEP, Maine Department of Transportation, Bangor High School, Bangor Land Trust, the Bangor Area Stormwater Group, the Broadway Shopping Center. Technical consultants include FB Environmental Associates, Ecological Instincts, Field Geology Services, and Stillwater Environmental Engineering, Inc. Additional information about Arctic Brook including a watershed map can be found on the City's website: 885/1905/default.aspx

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