Saturday, 11 May 2019 17:12

River cleanup behind Penobscot Plaza

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BANGOR - Some businessmen in Bangor are trying to spruce up part of the area along the Penobscot River.

 

The leaders of Penobscot Plaza, where Diversified Ink and Hero's Sports Grill are, spent Saturday clearing overgrown brush and cleaning up trash.

 

The cleanup volunteers said the area behind Penobscot Plaza is not their property, it's owned by Pan Am Railways, so the local businessmen were volunteering their time Saturday to clean up.

 

They said they were concerned about the erosion along the river, and want to see it restored and looking more like what's on the other side of Bangor.

 

"Brewer's done a really nice job with the way that their river front looks," said Ed Sheffer, president of Penobscot Plaza. I'd like to see a nice, clean, grassy area through there with some trees, and maybe potentially extending the walkway."

 

Sheffer was joined by Quinn Paradis and Brian Ames.

 

Those at the cleanup said they've been working with the city of Bangor's leaders and Pan Am on this, and they said they're optimistic that the railway's ownership of that piece of land can be transferred to the city of Bangor to eventually clean it up further.