The Town of Cape Elizabeth is "breaking new ground" with a grant from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program (MNRCP) to replace the Willow Brook Culvert. Rather than simply replacing the deteriorating culverts with the same new culverts, the town has received funding to install a new culvert system that does not constrain tidal flows and anticipates sea level rise. With the grant funding, total costs to the town are less than the cost of a simple replacement.
The MNRCP requires that a workplan that monitors environmental and wildlife habitat changes on the site for five years be prepared. The town is seeking professional assistance to prepare the workplan. The grant funding includes the cost of the actual monitoring.
For more information or to submit a proposal (due June 7th), please contact the town planner at 799-0115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.