DV-06-011 Gulf of Maine Expedition Institute Web Site Development

Rich MacDonald
Gulf of Maine Expedition Institute

285 Knox Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

The Gulf of Maine Expedition was a sea kayaking journey organized to raise awareness and caring about the ecology and cultural legacy of this international watershed and to promote low-impact coastal recreational practices, safety, and stewardship principles. The successful completion of this 1,300-mile educational journey in 2002 helped launch the Gulf of Maine Expedition Institute. Since that time, several other expedition-based educational programs have taken place in bays and along the coast of Maine. Participants in these programs monitor and collect data on water quality, phytoplankton, invasive species, marine resources, and wildlife. The Web site that this grant supported includes data, travel logs, and photography from the expeditions.

1-year project: $1500