|Jeff Barnum on right. Ron Huber on left|
On March 4, 2015, Jeff Barnum, the Great Bay-Piscataqua River Waterkeeper gave a talk in Belfast Maine public library.
An employee of the Conservation Law Foundation, Jeff has been waterkeeper since August 2013. He explained how he stewards his waterbody and the challenge of recent declines in eelgrass and oysters, stormwater, runoff, the Grimmel Corporation's scrap steel export facility - that may open up in Searsport -and more!
Part 1. 14 minutes
Intro. Big drop in Piscataqua River's & Great Bay's oysters & eelgrass.
Part 2. 6 min 55sec
Nutrients and Sewage treatment plants
Part 3. 13 min 29sec
Stormwater & biocides
Part 4. 23min 29sec
Grimmel Industries scrap exporter in Piscataqua and now for Penobscot Bay.
Part 5. 11min 30sec
Spill preparedness. Penobscot Bay shellfish closures
Part 6. 6min 38sec
Oilspill preparation. Penobscot bay shellfish closures, dams & pollution effects on alewives, herring smelt Piscataqua Waterkeeper boat. 20 feet long, 8 foot beam. Platform for elected officials and media.
Part 7. 10 min 45sec
"Sealkote" driveway & parking lot sealer: Asphalt-based safer than coal tar-based. Less PAHs into the water. Grimmel baseline study of heavy metals must be done. Riverine mercury. GAC Chemical acid wastes. West Penobscot Bay Affiliate Waterkeeper may be a good start, given size & variation of bay. END OF TALK