A Landscape-Scale Vision Takes Hold in the Camden Hills “Room there for everybody”
So with my eyes I traced the line Of the horizon, thin and fine, Straight around till I was come Back to where I’d started from; And all I saw from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood. – Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Renascence” (1917) As spring arrives in the Camden Hills, snowmelt drips down slopes and runs down streams into Mirror Lake and Grassy Pond, high-elevation water sources that supply roughly 6,600 area households.
Gravity-fed water has linked local residents to the Camden Hills for more than 125 years since the Camden and Rockland Water Company first established Mirror Lake as a public water supply. Passersby today look out at wooded shores that have changed little over the intervening decades because the current utility company, Maine Water, owns 60 percent of the Grassy Pond and Mirror Lake watersheds. Click here to continue reading the full article as posted on March 21 in The Free Press.