Author: Tahlia Mullen

On June 28, Coastal Rivers hosted its first ever Community Climate Conversation. People from across the region, among them business owners, educators, scientists, and students, gathered at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta to discuss the risks and opportunities climate change poses for the community. The event is part of Coastal Rivers’ broader climate strategy, which includes efforts to strengthen local climate resilience. By sharing unique thoughts and perspectives in both small and large group settings, participants united around specific problems and potential solutions that they, and the land trust, could prioritize to promote a better climate future.

“Lobaria Pulmonaria!” exclaimed Joan Ray, Director of Land Conservation. Joan and land owner Sherry Woody were exploring the forest Sherry would soon donate to Coastal Rivers when Joan stopped to admire a seemingly ordinary piece of lichen. In reality, the pair had happened upon something far more interesting. (…)

Thirty years after Damariscotta River Association acquired the 71-acre Plummer Point Preserve in South Bristol, the purchase of the point’s 14-acre tip now unifies the entire peninsula under Coastal Rivers’ care.

If you have visited Plummer Point Preserve, you know what makes it special. Winding trails, views of Seal and Long Cove, plentiful wildlife, and over a mile of shoreline along the Damariscotta River have drawn hikers for decades.

Article by Evan Houk in The Lincoln County News June 2, 2022    Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust cut the ribbon on its solar array, located behind the land trust’s headquarters at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, on Wednesday, May 25. Steven Hufnagel, executive director of Coastal Rivers, explained to the approximately 30 people in attendance at the event how the array started generating renewable electricity for Coastal Rivers and Kieve Wavus Education in February. He said the bright sunny day reminded him about the quote that “when there’s a solar spill, it’s just called a nice day.” Kieve Wavus Education …

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