News this week is about Trout Brook restoration, Portland Trails conservation, harvesting scallops in Maine, Green Crabs, seaweed, tar sands, rain barrels and flash flooding in Portland . Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

August 13

Portland Trails preserves 20 acres in Falmouth (Portland Press Herald)

Youth work to restore Trout Brook (Current)

DMR assents to fishing season sought by Scallop Advisory Council (Bangor Daily News)

August 14

Rule changes put green crabs on Maine’s front burner (Portland Press Herald)

‘Mighty storm’ leaves big mess in southern Maine (Portland Press Herald)

Storm overwhelmed sewer systems in southern Maine (Portland Press Herald)

August 17

Seaweed is the ocean’s potion (Portland Press Herald)

August 18

South Portland’s tar sands ordinance provides necessary protection (The Working Waterfront)

August 19

What’s that? A rain barrel (Portland Press Herald)