Capisic Pond tour set for Saturday in Portland

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PORTLAND — Improvements to Capisic Pond will be on display Saturday, Nov. 5 during a tour conducted by city officials and contractors, city spokeswoman Jessica Grondin announced Oct. 28.

The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Macy Street entrance and will highlight the $1.1 million project to remove invasive species from the bottom of the pond and increase open water on the city’s largest freshwater body.

The project also includes replanting vegetation to improve wildlife diversity in the pond and removing excess sediment.

Capisic Pond dates to the 1600s, when Capisic Brook was first dammed for a grist mill. It was last dredged about 50 years ago.