are a group of citizens and organizations working together to provide
a framework to coordinate the assessment of the Spruce Creek watershed's
conditions and to implement and monitor proven management practices
that support environmental and economic vitality for the communities
of the Spruce Creek Watershed and adjacent areas. The Association
is comprised of a broad array of participants with interest in,
livelihoods around or on, or land ownership within the Spruce Creek
goal is to provide stewardship for the
Spruce Creek Watershed. We've got some great projects
going on, as well as completed - please explore the information.
also aim to provide education and access to resources
to inform the public about restoring and protecting this beautiful
and fragile body of water.
take some time to review this site and let us know if you would
like to get involved
in protecting Spruce Creek. We'd love to have you become
you know these facts* about the Spruce
Creek begins its journey in Eliot where three small, unnamed brooks
converge. As it enters Kittery it becomes tidal. After passing
under the I-95 and Route 1 bridges, it quickly widens and flows
for a full two miles, through the geographic center of Kittery,
to the Piscataqua River and from there into the Gulf of Maine.
Creek estuary is fed by six small fresh water streams: Wilson
Creek, Fuller Brook, Hill Creek, Hutchins Creek, Crockett's Brook,
and Barter's Creek. The Spruce Creek watershed drains 52% of Kittery
- 9.6 of 18.5 square miles. There are five different types of
freshwater wetlands found in Kittery.
view into Spruce Creek from the Rte 103 Bridge has been designated
by the town of Kittery as one of the top scenic feature in all
of Kittery. At least three roads have been designated scenic because
they look onto Spruce Creek.
beautiful but fragile body of water has been identified by the
state of Maine as one of the nonpoint
source priority watershed due to bacterial contamination,
low dissolved oxygen, toxic contamination, and compromised ability
to support commercial marine resources.
Spruce Creek watershed is also listed by the DEP as one of seven
Coastal watersheds most at risk from development in the state.
Kittery Trading Post is proud to host a FREE Concert Series to benefit Spruce Creek Association's Water Quality Monitoring Project!
Join us for our first concert THIS THURSDAY
July 24, 2014 at 6pm
Featuring Jeremy Lyons
at the Kittery Trading Post, 301 US Route 1, Kittery
Learn more about the concerts and our amazing raffle items!
join our project to clean up Spruce Creek's stormwater issues!
by the Town of Kittery (in partnership with the Town of
Eliot, the Spruce Creek Association, and the York County
Soil and Water Conservation District), the Spruce Creek
Watershed Improvment Project (Phase 3) is funded under the
319 Stormwater program of the Maine Department of Environmental
Protection.Project participants are working to reduce bacteria, sediment
and nutrient loading into Spruce Creek by addressing a full
suite of polluted runoff problems, as well as conducting
community education and outreach.
learn more about the project and opportunities to get involved,