Maine Sea Grant This Week - 04.17.16

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 15:48

The Marine Sciences Club at the University of Maine has designated this week (April 17-21) “Ocean Conservation Week”. The event is an effort to spread awareness of marine issues and show how people can act in support of the world’s oceans. Visit club members at their table in the Memorial Union, where they will be sharing information and advice on topics like pollution, aquaculture, and local seafood.

Thursday the Mount Desert Island Historical Society launches the 2016 volume of their magazine, Chebacco. The theme of this year's issue is “Borderlands” and the centennial of Acadia National Park. Sea Grant’s Natalie Springuel and Catherine Schmitt have articles in the magazine.

Next Monday, 25 April, at 5:30 p.m., at UMaine's Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Marine Extension Team member Dana Morse hosts a discussion on programs at the Maine Farm Service Agency and University of Maine Cooperative Extension that may be of interest to shellfish and sea vegetable farmers. The presentations will address programs that are now applicable to aquaculture producers, concerning financing and crop protection programs. 

Next Tuesday, Maine Audubon and Great Pond Mountain Trust host a public informational meeting about Stream Smart road designs that protect against flooding and other storm damage while improving habitat for stream fish and wildlife. At the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn in Orland, Maine.