Kennebunk Plains - Fenderson Connector

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Project Sponsor: 
Town of Wells
MNRCP Region: 
Southern Maine
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Project Type: 
Fee Acquisition
Photo of forested wetlands on the Kennebunk Plains - Fenderson Connector property
Project Description: 
This project conserves approximately 75 acres of land including large areas of forested wetland (over half of the acreage) and adjacent upland forest buffer. The site also contains a perennial stream with Wild Brook Trout Habitat (headwaters of the Merriland River). The project is located near the Kennebunk Plains/Wells Barrens Beginning with Habitat Focus Area of Statewide Ecological Significance, and adjacent to other conserved lands to the west-northwest (across a powerline corridor and train tracks). The Town of Wells will perform restoration activities in two sections of the existing stream including shoreline stabilization and removing a log jam to improve passage for brook trout; however, MNRCP funds are not being used for this work.