LLCC- Kayak to Understand Fisheries and Climate Change

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  • September 13, 2016
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact info@btlt.org

We are excited to partner with the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Bowdoin Outing Club, Cathance River Education Alliance, and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust on a unique outing to explore the coast with an eye for understanding how climate change is impacting both the ecology and landscape of the shoreline and the fishing communities dependent on the sea.

The paddle will begin on Bailey Island at 4:00 pm on September 13 – rain date September 14. Please RSVP for exact meeting place.

Paddlers should be experienced and able to paddle a canoe or kayak at a moderate pace for 2 hours so that the group can stay together. Guides will be along for safety – not to teach paddling.

Some boats may be available, please contact info@btlt.org to inquire.

We will finish the outing with a gathering at Cooks Lobster House for a lobster roll and beverage – details on meal tickets coming soon!

Your Guides:

Monique Coombs, seafood program director at the Maine Coast Fishermans Association, co-chair of the Merrymeeting Food Council, and wife of a Harpswell Lobsterman has been talking about sea food, food systems, and the working waterfront for a long time. She knows the ins-and-outs and has a passion for making positive change like few others do. She’ll talk about how the changing climate has been observed by the local fishermen, how it is impacting their catch, and the choices we can all make to support our local fishermen and healthy fisheries.

Liz Hertz, BTLT Board Member and Director of Municipal Planning Assistance at the Maine Dept of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is part of the Marsh Migration Team at the Climate Network. She has been working with Maine communities to understand the economic and resource values of coastal marshes; assess likely marsh migration; and develop adaptation strategies (recognizing the potential costs of not planning for predicted sea-level rise).

Bowdoin Outing Club assistant directors Adam Berliner and Anna Bastidas will be along to help keep everyone safe!