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June 01, 2011

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S.P.-Cape community meeting on improving Trout Brook set for June 9 in South Portland

A community meeting on a plan to improve the water quality of Trout Brook, which runs through Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 9 at the South Portland Planning Department at 496 Ocean St.

South Portland has been awarded a grant from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to develop a watershed management plan for the brook. The plan will focus on ways to fix stormwater runoff and habitat problems in the areas of the brook that run through developed areas of the two towns and to prevent problems from future development.

Trout Brook is 2.9 miles long and runs through both towns before emptying into Casco Bay at Mill Cove (next to the Hannaford store).

The DEP said that Trout Brook has not met state standards for aquatic life since 1997, but it also has a healthy brook trout population and both communities have been focusing on efforts to clean up the brook.