Panel Discussion on Conservation
August 23 @ 7:00 pm
“Working Together to Make Things Happen: How Collaboration Benefits Conservation,” a panel discussion about ongoing efforts in local and statewide land protection, will take place on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at Bagaduce Music in Blue Hill.
The Bagaduce Watershed Association and Friends of Walker Pond will host this free public meeting with leadership from Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Blue Hill Heritage Trust. This is a chance for members of the community and the media to hear about ongoing land conservation efforts on the Blue Hill Peninsula and throughout Maine.
This event will feature panelists Kate Stookey, president and CEO of Maine Coast Heritage Trust; Ciona Ulbrich, senior project manager for Maine Coast Heritage Trust; and Hans Carlson, executive director of Blue Hill Heritage Trust.
Over the last 37 years, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Blue Hill Heritage Trust have been working together, and with many other organizations and individuals, to restore the Bagaduce River watershed, making it the first fully restored watershed for fish passage in the entire state of Maine, and one of top fish restoration projects in the United States. The work has included multiple parties and stakeholders coming together to protect land and water while expanding a vast trail network throughout the Blue Hill Peninsula.
These successes are monuments to the power of collaboration, something that will be increasingly needed given the challenges of climate change, an influx of new residents to Maine, and increased development pressure in communities across the state.
For more information, call 374-5118.