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Land Trust Members Control Erosion Along Long Creek

posted Sep 27, 2016, 12:22 PM by South Portland Land Trust
Chip and Sue Woodson
As part of a celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 24, South Portland Land Trust board member and South Portland Mayor Tom Blake joined Land Trust members, Chip and Sue Woodson, at Long Creek Trail to control erosion along the trail and the banks of the waterway.  

Because the trail runs along the steep banks of Long Creek, erosion is a constant issue, despite the large oak, pine, and maple trees along the trail with their own stabilizing root systems.  The trail now stands in better condition for all to enjoy!

The 23rd annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD), is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Through NPLD, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) works to connect people to public lands in their community, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health