Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Penobscot Watershed

Coastal Conversations show: March 31, 2016 (rescheduled from March 25 due to snow cancellation)
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant

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The Penobscot watershed drains nearly one third of the state of Maine. From the headlands near Quebec all the way to Penobscot bay, the Penobscot watershed serves as the backdrop for a significant percentage of Maine’s history, economy, culture, and recreation.

This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, in anticipation of the 2016 Penobscot Watershed Conference on April 9th in Northport, we will talk about the past, present, and future significance of this vast watershed.


Steve Miller, Executive Director at Islesboro Islands Trust
John Banks, Director of Natural Resources at the Penobscot Indian Nation
Catherine Schmitt, former communications director at Maine Sea Grant and author of The President’s Salmon.

As always, your insights, experience, and questions are welcome as part of the conversation. So make a note to tune in Friday morning March 25 from 10 to 11 AM, when this month’s Coastal Conversation is about the Penobscot Watershed. Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at

Note: on March 11, 2016, our sister public affairs radio program on WERU, Talk of the Towns, also covered the Penobscot Watershed, in anticipation of the conference. Guests on that show were Steve Miller, Islesboro Islands Trust; Cloe Chunn, Belfast Bay Watershed Council; Robin Alden, Penobscot East Resource Center, and Esperanza Stancioff, UM Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant.

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Penobscot Watershed Conference 2016

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