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A new initiative of SCAN, Bring Your Own Bag York, was begun in Fall 2013 to work with other York organizations toward a town-wide commitment to shift from single-use bags to reusable ones.
Read about the issues surrounding single-use plastic bags.


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Protecting Our Well Water

Sunday, October 5, at 7 PM
York Public Library

water faucet and glass* Dr. Robert Marvinney, Director, Maine Geologic Survey.
* Gail Darrell, Director, New England Office of the Community Environmental Legal Defense.
* Patty Hymanson, York resident and physician will facilitate this event.

Dr. Marvinney and Ms. Darrell will talk about the origins of groundwater -- the water we drink -- and threats to the quality of our well water. Threats to our wells can include runoff from salted roads, fertilizer from golf courses, arsenic and other pollutants, and extraction of water for commercial use or sale.

Learn about what we can do to protect our wells from the effects of pollution and extraction.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments served.


SCAN creates opportunities for people to connect both virtually (through use of media and technology) and in-person (community forums, issues groups, political actions) to further the sharing of ideas and move government action forward on key issues.  It is an informal and dynamic network that encourages individuals to share information and promote action on the issues they are passionate about.

On our site you will find information on upcoming Events, contact information for area Elected Officials, and resources about Issues affecting the Seacoast area. On our Petitions, Resources, and Citizen Action Groups pages we provide links to websites of general interest for concerned citizens. Our Seacoast Towns page covers: Eliot, Kittery, Ogunquit, South Berwick, Wells, and York.

Everyone in the Seacoast area is invited to participate in the activities of the network and contribute content to this site.¬†Activities promoted or conducted by SCAN change based on the energies and passions of participants. Read more about SCAN». Have a suggestion for a link or event to include on this site? Send to editor@seacoastnetwork.org and tell us why you recommend it.