Join our guest speakers for an enlightening look at how land is conserved in Maine. Representing the local land trust level - Angela Twitchell from the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, the state wide (and beyond) large land preservation efforts - Bill Patterson from The Nature Conservancy, and what tools are out there for funding these types of efforts – Warren (Whit) Whitney from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Learn about how these organizations go about their work, what you can do to help, how you can find out more about these conservation efforts including where to look for information and how you can stand up to ensure future funding programs. From water access to mountain views, we count on these preserved places to enjoy the great outdoors.
We'll be sure to throw in plenty of photos to entice you to visit some of these conserved lands and include some tips on finding that perfect spot you might want to discover.
Potluck dinner will start at 6pm (please bring a dish to share, help us be green and bring your own cup, plates and silverware). Presentation at 7pm.
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Join us for this unique presentation on fish passage and biking in Europe. Alicia Heyburn, of Brunswick, spent five weeks last summer on a solo bicycle tour from the source of the Rhine River in the Swiss Alps, to the outlet at the North Sea near Amsterdam. Traveling on an exceptional network of bike paths, she experienced the various characters of the river along its 1300 km course - wild, tamed, power-producing, awe-inspiring, industrial and bucolic; and met with people who are working to improve river conditions for migratory fish, such as salmon.
In her presentation you will learn about Europe's extensive international network of bike trails, free cultural exchange and accommodation services, the stages and benefits of re-naturalizing a river, and how to travel alone without being lonely or turn an interest into an expedition.
Presentation starts at 7pm. Optional Potluck starts at 6pm - please bring a dish to share and help us be green by bringing your own silverware, plate and cup.