Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Hancock County's Conserved Lands

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:17

Hancock County's Conserved Lands

two paddlers in a canoe at the edge of a pond with trees in the background
Forbes Pond in the Schoodic to Schoodic ecological corridor. (Photo courtesy Maine Coast Heritage Trust).

Coastal Conversations show: August 24, 2018

WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor

Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant

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Residents of Hancock County live in an area where there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation. This didn’t happen by accident. Several land trusts and their numerous local volunteers have been hard at work for a few decades to protect public access to treasured natural areas.

This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we will talk with representatives from Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Maine Coastal Heritage Trust about their efforts to conserve Hancock County Lands. We’ll learn about the Schoodic to Schoodic Initiative, the Surry Forest and other recently protected lands, and ways for you to enjoy them. We’ll also explore some bigger questions, such as the benefits of conserved lands for our local communities.

As always, your insights, experience, and questions are welcome as part of the conversation. Make a note to tune in Friday morning, August 24, from 10-11 AM, when this month’s Coastal Conversation will be about Hancock County’s conserved lands.

Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at WERU.org.

Dead standing trees in water.
Surry Forrest (photo courtesy Blue Hill Heritage Trust).
Guests

Aaron Dority, Executive Director, Frenchman Bay Conservancy
Hans Carlson, Executive Director of Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Bob DeForrest, Project Manager Maine Coast Heritage Trust


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