Who owns the boat launch in Standish and what are the plans for the future?
The PWD owns all land around the boat launch except for a 99-foot right of way (ROW) to the water which is owned by the town of Standish. The PWD has begun to revegetate the land around the 99-foot ROW to improve water quality in Lower Bay.
Over the years the PWD has presented more than six boat launch relocation proposals to the Standish Town Council. The most recent proposal was voted down by the people in 2003.
The PWD has indicated to the Maine Department of Conservation our willingness to work with them on the construction of a state boat launch outside the two-mile limit.