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Strength In Times Of Change: Conversation Series With Local Experts

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Join KELT and local experts for a series of conversations about how people, plants, and wildlife can be resilient to our changing environment.

Ways Communities Can Prepare for Coastal Storms and Flooding

When: Wednesday, May 2 at 6:00pm

Where: Community Room at the Patten Free Library in Bath

In the past year, midcoast Maine residents and visitors have had to deal with multiple wind storms that knocked out power and high waters that flooded coastal roads.  How do we help our towns and neighborhoods deal with these types of threats now and in the future?  Join the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) for a conversation that will focus on answering this question.

This free lecture will feature talks by Eileen Johnson from Bowdoin College and Dwane Hubert from the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

  • Eileen Johnson, a Professor in Bowdoin College‚Äôs Environmental Studies Department, studies the factors and characteristics of towns and neighborhoods that make some well equipped to deal with threats like storms and flooding and leave others at a greater risk of being harmed by these events.  She will share information about these factors and show maps of how these factors that create strengths or vulnerabilities are distributed in local towns.
  • Dwane Hubert is the Director of the Mitigation, Planning, and Recovery Division of the Maine Emergency Management Agency.  He will share information about actions that are happening at the state and local level to help prepare for the hazards caused by storms and flooding and identify opportunities that we can take advantage of in our local communities to address, manage, and overcome these hazards.

There will be time for questions and discussion about local opportunities and challenges.

This lecture is the first of two hosted by KELT this spring that focus on how midcoast Maine communities can overcome and bounce back from changes.

On Wednesday, June 6, a second presentation will focus on changes in the natural world and the things people can do to make it easier for the local fish, wildlife, and plants to deal with and adapt to changes. Speakers include: Kristen Puryear from Maine Natural Area Program and Barbara Vickery.

Preregistration for the lecture is not required, but it is appreciated for help with program planning.  For more information or to sign-up, use the Google Form below or call (207) 442-8400.

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