Sustainable Communities Event at the Belfast Boathouse

Belfast Boathouse

Starting at 1:00 PM we will hear about the City of Belfast Climate Action Plan and takeaways from the  ABCD's Community Climate Dialogues, sponsored by the Belfast Free Library.  Efficiency Maine will provide an overview of opportunities for investments in home heating and energy efficiency solutions. Methods to create sustainable landscapes in your yards and […]

Climate Change and the Penobscot Bay

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Belfast Bay Watershed Program : Climate is changing Maine ecosystems: Implications for land and water conservation - George Jacobson, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ecology and Climate Change, University of Maine Global changes in climate and the biosphere during the Quaternary Ice Ages of the past 2.6 million years provide important clues about our modern world […]

Kelp Farming and Related Projects from the Belfast Area High School & BCOPE Marine Institute – Dave Thomas and BAHS Faculty & Students

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Teachers and students from RSU 71 including Belfast Area High School and the alternative program BCOPE will be describing the newly formed Belfast Marine Institute, an initiative born out of state-funded grants and community support. Several Marine Institute projects will be described including a licensed kelp farm, field trips, certification and internship opportunities for students, […]

Changing Wildlife and Rivers in Maine with Ron Joseph

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Join the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition for this program with Wildlife Biologist Ron Joseph, who will speak about Maine Wildlife and the Kennebec River Restoration.  Ron speaks from a career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service about changes in the nature of Maine. Anyone who has met Ron is captivated with his knowledge and […]

Book Discussion: “Sacred Instructions Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change” by Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu’Kwasset)

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Curl up with a good book that inspires appreciation of the natural world! The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and the Belfast Free Library invite you to join our discussion series. We will be reading three books throughout the winter months. Our first book , "Sacred Instructions Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change" by Sherri Mitchell […]

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition Program

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Mainely Mammals - with Laura Craver Rogers, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Learn about Maine’s mammals and their exciting, yet often misunderstood lives. With a wide variety of mammal species in Maine, each has its own unique adaptations to be an important part of Maine’s ecosystems, as prey, […]

Book Discussion with BBWC – “Landslide” by Susan Conley

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The final book in the "Read with Us this Winter" series is Landslide by Susan Conley. In Landslide, Susan Conley describes a mother working to keep her family together in coastal Maine after her husband is injured in a fishing accident and hospitalized in a distant town. Her teenaged boys are struggling to grow up. […]

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition: Planet vs Plastics (part 1)

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Earth Day is Monday, April 22. Earth Day reminds us to think about our beautiful environment and all that we can and should do to preserve it. This is especially important this year when we have had continual reminders of how fragile life on this earth is and how human behavior has affected it. This […]

Earth Day Film Presentation: A Plastic Ocean

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Part 2 of  Planet vs. Plastics programming co-sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. A Plastic Ocean is an award-winning feature length documentary brought to you by a group of dedicated scientists, film-makers, social entrepreneurs, scholars, environmentalists and journalists, that explores the fragile state of our oceans and uncovers alarming truths about the consequences of […]