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VIDEO: What does the city's 250 feet on Little River look like?

By Ethan Andrews | Jun 30, 2018
Video by: Ethan Andrews

Belfast — As part of a three-way deal between the city, Belfast Water District and Nordic Aquafarms, the city plans to buy a 250-foot-wide strip of land running along Little River.

This buffer zone, extending inland from the water to the edge of the proposed land-based salmon farm, is intended to preserve Little River Trail, a hiking path that follows its namesake river and man-made reservoirs from Route 1 to Lincolnville Avenue.

Opponents of the salmon farm have said the buffer isn't enough to separate the new business — on track to be the second-largest land-based aquaculture facility in the world — from the idyllic walking trail. City officials have argued that it is, or should be.

On June 29, this reporter took a cell phone and a tape measure and walked the southernmost segment, between Route 1 and Perkins Road, in an unscientific attempt to get a handle on it.

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Comments (4)
Posted by: Ethan Andrews | Jun 30, 2018 09:57

Kenneth, I don’t recall. The trail goes farther inland in some places. Probably depends on your eyesight, sightlines.

Posted by: Kenneth W Hall | Jun 30, 2018 09:55

Thank you very much Ethan for making this video.  The video doesn't show if can you see the pink marker tapes from the trail or the trees that are on the edge of the 250ft.  Were you able to see the pink tape from the trail?

Posted by: Ethan Andrews | Jun 30, 2018 09:55

Good suggestion, Carol. Remakably, I came out tick-free, despite lots of crunching through the woods. Dressed all in taupe. Maybe that helped.

Posted by: Carol Rodgers Good | Jun 30, 2018 09:46

Thanks for doing this, Ethan.  Note to trail users: Be sure to protect yourself and your pets against ticks!


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