Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Maine’s Salt Marshes

Coastal Conversations show: February 24, 2017
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Catherine Schmitt, Maine Sea Grant

Listen to the show on WERU archives

Have you ever visited a salt marsh? These wetlands provide valuable habitat for birds and fish, and help protect coastal property from flooding and storm damage. But they are vulnerable to rising sea levels and other climate-related changes, prompting action by local conservation organizations and scientists.

On our next program, host Catherine Schmitt will visit a salt marsh with Maine Coast Heritage Trust, explore the perceptions of salt marshes through history, and talk with University of Maine researchers to discuss the status and importance of marshes, and the birds that call them home.

As always, your insights, experience, and questions are welcome as part of the conversation. So tune in Friday, February 24 at 10 a.m., when this month’s Coastal Conversation is about Maine’s salt marshes. Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and all over our blue green planet at

Guests in the field:

Misha Mytar and Jeremy GabrielsonMaine Coast Heritage Trust
Joseph Kelley, University of Maine

Guests in the studio:

Brian Olsen, University of Maine
Kate Ruskin, University of Maine

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