Archives for Penobscot watershed

Maine Currents 4/13/16

Producer/Editor/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Natalie Springuel

Hundreds of people gathered in Northport last weekend for the Penobscot Watershed Conference which focused on heritage, challenges and the future of the watershed. WERU volunteer Natalie Springuel , host of Coastal Conversations, works for Maine Sea Grant, one of the conference sponsors. For those of you who were unable to attend the conference, she recorded the welcoming remarks by Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation; Curt Spaulding, a regional EPA administrator; and US Representative Chellie Pingree, and the keynote presentation by UMaine Marine Sciences Professor Bob Steneck. Paul Anderson was the emcee.

Coastal Conversations 3/31/16

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: Penobscot Watershed

Key Discussion Points:
Details about the upcoming 2016 Penobscot Watershed Conference, April 9, 2016 in Northport.
History and challenges that the Penobscot Watershed has faced, including dams and environmental pollution.
Penobscot Watershed success stories, including Penobscot River Restoration Trust, a collaboration between the Penobscot Nation, non-profits, municipalities, industry, and more, to restore the Penobscot River.

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