Presumpscot Watershed Initiative

Yardscaping and Bayscaping

As part of the Presumpscot Watershed Initiative, funding was provided to the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District and Friends of Casco Bay to bring two closely related education efforts - the FOCB Bayscaping program and the CCSWCD YardScaping, aka "Yardscape!," education and outreach program - into Presumpscot River Watershed communities and neighborhoods. Partnering with the Interlocal Stormwater Working Group, these programs support municipal efforts to meet Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System (MS4) requirements under the Clean Water Act.

For more information on Yardscape!, visit the program webpage at http://www.cumberlandswcd.org/yardscape/index.htm, or contact Tamara Lee Pinard of the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District at 892-4700, tamara@cumberlandswcd.org.

For information about the Friends of Casco Bay Bayscaping program, go to http://friendsofcascobay.org/bayscaping.aspx.

For additional resources about reducing stormwater pollution in Maine, visit http://www.thinkbluemaine.org/.