Wednesday, October 11
“What will happen to Maine’s land and ocean resources as climate changes in the twenty-first century? What likely climate scenarios are there for Maine? What will most likely happen to our weather and to sea level? How should we best respond? What mitigation and adaptation strategies are most likely to work? In fisheries? In forestry and agriculture? Which ones are likely to lead to yet more problems down the road?”
Dr. Michael Womersley, Professor of Human Ecology/ School of Environmental Citizenship at Unity College
Mick has a PhD in Environmental Policy Analysis from the University of Maryland Policy School,. He focused on US cultural acceptance of climate policy. His current research is in the political economy and geopolitics of climate change and he uses classical and modern political economy to analyze climate scenarios and policy preferences.
- The programs are open to the public. A $5.00 donation is appreciated. They take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St., Unity. For more information, please contact email@example.com or 948-3766.
Thank you Jen Lund for sharing your knowledge and passion for bees.
Jennifer Lund is the State Apiculturist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Aside from managing the honeybee inspection program and helping Maine beekeepers, Jennifer also has several of her own hives that she maintains on her farm in Arglye Township, Maine.
- The programs are open to the public. A $5.00 donation is suggested. They take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St., Unity. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 948-3766.
“A person could write an entire dissertation on the variety of pondweeds in Pleasant Lake,”
We were a flotilla of nine boats on Pleasant Lake in Stetson. It was a gorgeous summer day and Mark, a former DEP staffer and active Maine VLMP volunteer, guided the group of novice aquatic plant patrollers. The event was organized by Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT) and Maine VLMP provided aquatic scopes and materials.
We made our way along the shoreline to a picnic area located on Pleasant Lake Preserve, an SRLT property, for lunch. Afterwards, we examined our hoard of aquatic plant samples, which were spread out on white trays placed on the picnic table. Besides many pondweed species, the usual suspects of native carnivorous bladderwort and common waterweed were identified. By the end of the day, participants were able to distinquish between the different plant groups and had learned key distinctions of invasive plants. Dissertations on pondweeds may follow. 🙂
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.
There is a role for everyone, from working with children to leading excursions to serving on a committee… and much more! Whether you can give us several hours a week or a few hours a year, we need your help. Please take a couple of minutes to download the SRLT Volunteer Interest Form below and return it to mail (P.O. Box 184, Unity, ME 04988).
SRLT Volunteer Interest Form