By Bill Pearson – Boothbay Register – July 12, 2017

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of violation June 27 against Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for allegedly violating four state statutes. The notice was sent to CMBG and to construction manager Wright-Ryan Construction of Portland and site contractor Crooker Construction, LLC of Topsham. The DEP alleges violations regarding the state’s Natural Resource Protection Act, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Law, Site Location of Development Law, and Protection and Improvement Waters Act. The letter cites numerous violations reported by a third party inspector who issued four reports between April 7 and May 26 detailing concerns about the expansion project. For full story, click here.