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4 people smile for the camera with trash bags for a marine debris cleanup event. Water in the background.

Working Together to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Packaging Waste at the Source

Contributor: Beth Bisson, Associate Director, Maine Sea Grant On a beautiful Saturday morning in September, Maine Sea Grant staff and University of Maine faculty and students met at the Harpswell Town Office to pick up trash bags and data sheets to participate in a Maine Coastweek Coastal Cleanup. The annual statewide cleanups, coordinated by the […]

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Cover of the 2023 Maine Community Resilience Workbook.

New Resource for Climate Adaptation in Maine

Communities across Maine are already experiencing the impacts of climate change and are taking proactive steps to adapt and build resilience. To support these efforts, a new resource called the “Maine Community Resilience Workbook” has been developed. This workbook is intended for municipalities and service providers working on climate change-related projects.  Its concepts and resources […]

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Seabirds of Passamaquoddy Bay

Chris Bartlett is a member of the Maine Sea Grant extension team.  Maine hosts several festivals each spring to celebrate the return of migrating birds that nest in northern areas of the continent. Ecotourism efforts focused on bird watching have been growing in the United States, contributing up to $41 billion to the US economy […]

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Reflection from a Program Advisory Committee member

Contributor: Jay McCreight served as a member of the Maine Sea Grant Program Advisory Committee from 2019 to 2022. I first became familiar with Maine Sea Grant as a member of the state legislature’s Marine Resources Committee. At the time, I had just been elected to represent House District 51, which includes Harpswell, Bath, and […]

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Krissa Davis smiles for the camera with a body of water in the background.

UMaine Graduate student completes Maine Sea Grant-Native American Programs Collaborative Research Assistantship

Krissa Davis recently completed a Maine Sea Grant-Native American Programs Collaborative Research Assistantship. The assistantship was designed to build research collaborations with Maine Sea Grant and the Wabanaki Tribal Nations in what is now Maine and help train the next generation of transdisciplinary researchers with expertise in stakeholder engagement and interdisciplinary research. Krissa played an […]

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Building aquaculture systems in Maine’s classrooms

Contributor: Brian Will is a Maine Sea Grant 2022-23 undergraduate intern. He has been working with Maine Sea Grant’s Keri Kaczor and Jaclyn Robidoux to support the Aquaculture me! program. The aquaculture industry in Maine has been increasingly supporting coastal communities over the past 50 years. It provides a sustainable livelihood and supports resilient working […]

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Rockweed press by John Ewen

Seaweed inspires art: Q&A with John Ewen

Maine Sea Grant worked in collaboration with Maine-based artist John Ewen, who created 12 pieces of art highlighting seaweeds common to Maine’s coastal waters. Throughout the next year, Maine Sea Grant will feature one seaweed a month via social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Communications Specialist Aimee Whitman connected with artist Ewen to learn more […]

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Two people (Lauri Leach and her mentor) pose in front of the Capitol building.

Career Paths and Knauss: How the Knauss Fellowship shaped my career

Contributor: Lauri Leach, University of Maine graduate supported by Maine Sea Grant and former Knauss Fellow A friend and I were recently discussing career paths, and she said that when it comes to careers, people can either be eagles or moles. Eagles, with their keen eyesight, can see what they want, even if it’s far […]

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