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Town of Eastbrook RFQ - Project Management & Planning Consultant Services for Abrams Pond Watershed-based Management Plan Development

Start Date: February 08, 2024
End Date: February 23, 2024
Type: Requests for Proposals (RFP)
Phone: (207) 565-3307
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The Town of Eastbrook is requesting Statements of Qualifications from interested and qualified Consultants for Professional Planning Consultant Services in order to assist in the development of a watershed-based management plan (WBMP). The Town has been awarded a 604(b) grant under contract with Maine DEP to develop the Abrams Pond Watershed-Based Management Plan. Abrams Pond is a 435-acre Great Pond located in the towns of Eastbrook and Franklin in Hancock County.

Abrams Pond is currently listed on the Maine DEP’s Nonpoint Source Priority Watershed List as Threatened. It was added to DEP’s watch list following multiple years of summertime nuisance algal blooms staring in 1999 that resulted in water clarity readings <2 m. In April 2023, Abrams Pond was submitted by the Maine DEP Lakes Assessment Section for addition to the 2024 impaired lakes list. Abrams Pond is also listed as having sensitive sediment chemistry making it susceptible to internal phosphorus loading during periods of low oxygen. Water quality data has been collected in Abrams Pond since 1980. Long-term water quality trends show a significant decline in water clarity and a significant increase in both total phosphorus and chlorophyll-a. Watershed partners including the Town of Eastbrook, Abrams Pond Association, and Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District (HCSWCD) have been working together to reduce phosphorus loading to the lake through LakeSmart, and two phases of nonpoint source (NPS) protection projects since 2011.

Full RFQ

An electronic copy of Qualifications Statement must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024 to:, with the subject line, "Response to RFQ- Abrams Pond WBMP."

For questions related to the RFQ, please contact:
Julie Curtis
First Selectman, Town of Eastbrook
959 Eastbrook Road
Eastbrook, ME 04634
(207) 565-3307

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