Thursday January 21, 6:30 pm
The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and the Belfast Free Library present a zoom program:
Lisa Pohlmann, Executive Director, and Melanie Sturm, Director of Forests and Wildlife, of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, on NRCM’s work to Protect Maine’s Forests and Wildlife.
Lisa Pohlmann is the CEO of the Natural Resources Council of Maine. NRCM is Maine’s leading environmental advocacy organization with more than 25,000 members and supporters in Maine and beyond. Started by Maine people in 1959, NRCM is based in Augusta, is actively engaged in policy making, and works statewide to protect Maine’s woods, waters and wildlife.
As NRCM’s Forests and Wildlife Program Director, Melanie Sturm is continuing the organization’s long history of protecting Maine’s remote places by monitoring development in the North Woods and ensuring the state’s scenic and natural character is preserved for years to come. Her work includes serving as NRCM’s point person for the Land for Maine’s Future program, ensuring forest protections are enforced, and tracking wildlife and land management regulations and policies.
Tuesday January 26, 6:30 pm
The Belfast Garden Club and the Belfast Free Library presents on zoom:
Maine Wild Blueberry History with David Yarborough
David Yarborough will describe the establishment of the wild blueberry plants as the glacier receded 10,000 years ago and the beginnings of the industry in the 1800’s. He will follow the utilization of wild blueberries and the production which was first picked fresh, then canned but is now principally frozen and used as an ingredient in products.
David Yarborough, PhD. Is an Emeritus Blueberry Specialist and Professor of Horticulture at the University of Maine.
Thursday January 28th, 6pm
Maine Whaling: To the Arctic and Beyond-talk by Charles Lagerbom on Zoom
The Camden Conference, Penobscot Marine Museum, and the Belfast Free Library will present Charles Lagerbom speaking on “Maine Whaling: To the Arctic and Beyond.” This event takes place on Thursday, January 28th and will be open to all on Zoom.
Thursday February 4th, 6pm
Paul DeOrsay presents Arctic Exploration, Science, and the Inuit
The Camden Conference, Penobscot Marine Museum, and the Belfast Free Library will present Paul DeOrsay on Thursday, February 4th for a program on Arctic exploration, science, and the Inuit. This event will be open to all on Zoom. Please register here