The Forecaster: Experts worry about nitrogen in Yarmouth’s Royal River

By Jocelyn Van Saun on April 3, 2018

YARMOUTH —

Environmentalists say excess nitrogen in the Royal River – deemed “impaired” by the Department of Environmental Protection – is a cause for concern.

The Royal River Conservation Trust and Royal River Alliance on March 26 hosted a panel discussion on the river’s water quality. On hand to present data were representatives from the DEP, University of Maine, Friends of Casco Bay and Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.

According to the trust’s executive director, Alan Stearns, 12 towns in Maine have a piece of the river’s watershed from Auburn to Casco Bay.

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