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Belfast Bay Watershed Coaltion


February 2022

Browntail Moth and Emerald Ash Borer in Waldo County

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tom Schmeelk, State Entomologist, will be back with us again to discuss the acute browntail moth infestation in Belfast and surroundings, how we can protect ourselves, and how we can work as a community to curb this problem. He will also discuss emerald ash borer and other forest invasive pests. Register for the Zoom link here This program is co-sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and the ABCD project of the Belfast Free Library.

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The Maine Offshore Wind Initiative:

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

How Maine is Charting Our Own Course with Stephanie Watson. In this presentation, Watson will provide an overview of the Maine Offshore Wind Initiative established by Governor Mills in 2019, with a focus on the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap. The Roadmap is an economic development plan currently underway with broad stakeholder engagement. The goal of the Roadmap is to identify the best course for Maine to maximize benefits of the rapidly growing offshore wind sector to meet clean energy and…

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March 2022

Monarch Butterflies: Their Magic, Revealed Secrets and Our Part with Cyrene Slegona

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Monarchs continue to be one of the most extensively studied insects. Ongoing research reveals the complexity of mating, stages of metamorphosis and migration. How to conserve the epic annual journey of both the spring and fall generations is an ongoing challenge. This presentation by Cyrene Slegona, Maine Master Naturalist and avid Monarch student will address current recent research in Monarch biology, ecology, and conservation. She will also address community science efforts and best practices for creating and enhancing native pollinator…

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