Natalie Springuel, Marine Extension Associate
College of the Atlantic
Natalie has been with Maine Sea Grant since 2000. Her extension programs address working waterfronts and coastal access, fisheries heritage, and sustainable tourism planning. She is the coordinator of the Downeast Fisheries Trail and a founder of the National Working Waterfront Network. As the Maine Sea Grant liaison to the Coastal Community Development Program of the National Sea Grant Network, Natalie strives to support coastal communities through capacity building and facilitation that helps communities and industries collaborate to solve coastal challenges and find common ground. Since 2002, Natalie's Sea Grant extension office has been based at College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, home of Acadia National Park. She is a COA Research Associate, teaches community development and fisheries-related classes, and helps coordinate the Mapping Ocean Stories project. Outside of her work with Sea Grant, Natalie has long been a Master Maine Guide for sea kayaking and recreation, and her family runs The Natural History Center in Bar Harbor.