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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 we can support plants and wildlife in a changing environment

When: Wednesday, June 6 at 6:00pm

Where: Community Room at the Patten Free Library in Bath

Droughts, hot summer days, winters with more ice than snow.  Over the last few years, we have all had to deal with these conditions on the coast of Maine, but we are not the only ones.  The plants and wildlife of midcoast Maine also experience these changes in winter and summer conditions. 

Join the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) for a conversation at the Patten Free Library that will focus on the types of changes we can see in the natural environment due to climate change and the things we can do to support local fish and wildlife.  

This lecture will share information about the changes due to climate change that we can observe in our local plants and wildlife.  It will include a conversation about large-scale changes, and attendees will also have the opportunity to share changes they have seen in the natural world in midcoast Maine.  Another question the lecture will address: what are the changes to local fish and wildlife that we can expect to see in the future?  The talk will also share resources and information about actions individuals and communities can take to ensure our area sustains healthy plants and wildlife in a changing climate that includes rising sea levels and changes in oceans, rivers, and streams.

Speakers include:

  • Barbara Vickery, a conservationist emeritus who retired as the Director of Science at The Nature Conservancy in 2017, has observed the plants and wildlife of midcoast Maine all her life. 
  • Kristen Puryear is an ecologist with the Maine Natural Areas Program who has mapped plants and wetlands across the region and has helped to develop some tools that can plan ways to support these resources. 

The presentation will include time for questions and discussion about local observations, opportunities, and challenges. This lecture is one part of KELT’s focus on how midcoast Maine communities can overcome and bounce back from changes and what we can do to increase the resilience of our region. 

The Patten Free Library is located at 33 Summer Street in Bath. 

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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