We are a grassroots group of Kittery, ME residents who advocate for the health of our waters, especially in the wake of recent algae blooms. We seek to educate our community about how to save our most valuable, celebrated, and enjoyed natural resources.
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Ulva intestinalis, or more commonly gut weed, is the algae blooming all over our waters. The problem? In high concentrations, gut weed feeds upon and sucks up the nutrients in our waters. Then it grows at a fast rate. The result is lower salinity and light in our waters for other life. The watershed suffers. It also means decreased enjoyment for our community. Gut weed is just one instance of algae negatively impacting Kittery’s waters.
This video was taken in Broad Cove off Dion Avenue by Gary “Creekman” Sredzienski, using a GoPro camera for Save Kittery Waters. The video was filmed on June 15, 2021. The video illustrates the impact of the bloom issue, one that has worsened over the past 3 summer seasons (at least). 2021 has been one of the worst outbreaks.
Want to know how you can help save Kittery’s waters? We would love to share with you how you can help.
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Aerial video stills of Heron Point on June 23, 2021, an aerial map of Spruce Creek, and another aerial still of Goose Point on June 23, 2021.
Sources: Video stills from aerial footage by Jim White of Spruce Creek TV. Map from Lower Kittery, 1635-1700 and Google Maps with markers for approximately 10 offshoot creeks and coves.