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Plantings protect South Portland park pond

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Plantings protect South Portland park pond

Photo: David Harry / The Forecaster

Greater Portland Christian School fourth-graders Isaac Steward and Caulin Patterson dig a hole for a juniper plant at Hinckley Park in South Portland on Wednesday morning as part of the Trout Brook watershed improvement program. Students, school staff and volunteers joined city Stormwater Program Coordinator Fred Dillon and Jon Dore of the South Portland Land Trust to plant vegetation at the lower end of the park pond to help stabilize the shore and reduce erosion into Kimball Brook, a Trout Brook tributary. Contractors earlier built a cement stairway to the pond and installed a split rail fence. The work project was funded with a $20,000 grant from Royal Bank of Canada’s Blue Water Project.