BEP members wade through wet woods during Nordic site walk

By Kendra Caruso | Oct 25, 2019
Photo by: Kendra Caruso State officials, local residents and parties of interest stop at a point in the woods while touring Nordic Aquafarms' proposed land-based salmon farm site Oct. 24.

Belfast — The Maine Board of Environmental Protection met Thursday at Belfast Water District headquarters to tour Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed development site for a land-based salmon farm.

Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff used maps Oct. 24 to show BEP members the physical locations of facilities and land features. There was no public discussion as the board became familiar with the proposed site layout.

Originally scheduled to walk the site Wednesday but rained out, board members slogged through tall grass, wet soil and thick woods. The loose gravel path through a field on the property ended at a wooded trail. DEP staff led attendees into the woods to view a stream next to the proposed development site.

Maine DEP staff took board members to Perkins Road and Bayside landing to see where Nordic plans to build its discharge pipe.

Members of opposition group Upstream Watch and some property owners identified as parties of interest attended the site walk. Members of The Fish Are Okay! attended in support of the project.

Nordic’s application will be discussed during a public hearing in Augusta that has yet to be scheduled, according to BEP staff member Cynthia Bertocci.

 

State officials, local residents and parties of interest are briefed at Belfast Water District Oct. 24 before touring Nordic Aquafarms' proposed site. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff emerge from woods Oct. 24 on Nordic Aquafarms' proposed site after leading Board of Environmental Protection members to a wooded stream. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Members of Maine DEP and members of the state Board of Environmental Protection pause along a gravel path on the proposed Nordic Aquafarms site Oct. 24. Accompanying them are local opponents and proponents of the land-based salmon farm. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff gather BEP members by a stream Oct. 24 on Nordic Aquafarms' proposed site in Belfast. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Maine DEP officials brief Board of Environmental Protection members at Nordic Aquafarms' proposed site in Belfast Oct. 24. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
(Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Ralph Stanley | Oct 26, 2019 19:15

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