Letter: Urge the state to not use Sears Island for wind port

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The State of Maine is contemplating Sears Island as the placement for a wind port growth. The island is at the moment undeveloped, and could be accessed by a causeway linking it to the mainland. Loved by many for quite a lot of leisure makes use of, it’s also an especially essential stopover for migratory birds, which land on the island after which fly over to the mainland. The north finish of the island, being closest to the mainland, is an particularly important passageway for 1000’s of birds within the fall and spring. They rely closely on foraging by means of the bushes and bushes for bugs, berries and seeds. Seeing migrant birds fly by in such numbers is actually a particular Maine phenomena, and this could be jeopardized by proposals to find all or perhaps a portion of the port on the island.

A wind port on Sears Island would come not solely with building on the positioning itself however would additionally contain street “enhancements,” each day site visitors, elevated noise, felling of bushes and clearing of vegetation. There may be adequate land for the port mission on close by Mack Level, which is already closely developed.

The whole thing of Sears Island needs to be given conservation standing permitting its current makes use of, and any port needs to be confined to Mack Level. The Maine Division of Transportation is taking feedback on the port growth at https://arcg.is/1f5W1a till Nov. 22. Please write in and urge the state to not use Sears Island. It’s fairly particular as it’s.