Category: Recorded workshops & trainings

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The Damariscotta River estuary is the backbone of our local economy. It offers incredible recreational opportunities and supports diverse and abundant wildlife. This invaluable resource is monitored on a regular, on-going basis by Coastal Rivers through a citizen-science water monitoring project.

In this recorded workshop you’ll hear from Sarah Gladu of Coastal Rivers and Kathleen Thornton from the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. They discuss estuarine conditions and share observations made from their analysis of Coastal River’s water quality data.

One of the most important things every property owner can do is to have a great buffer between your home and lawn and any stream, lake, pond, estuary, or ocean. Join Sarah Gladu for slides, video and conversation about how to create a great buffer.

Are you wondering how to make good use of the wild plants around your home? Naturalist Sarah Gladu, Coastal Rivers’ Director of Education and Citizen Science, can help you to get started. Follow along as she points out greens, bark, berries and tubers that are commonly found in midcoast Maine and shares some basic recipes.

Join Sarah Gladu, Coastal Rivers’ Director of Education and Citizen Science, for a tour of the Whaleback shell middens in Damariscotta, Maine. Whaleback is one of the largest middens on the east coast and a tribute to the Wabanaki people’s ancestors and their resourcefulness.

Join naturalist Sarah Gladu in the marsh and mudflats of Great Salt Bay to see what plants and creatures can be found. Identify marsh grasses, see juvenile horseshoe crabs, learn about the unusual reproductive strategy of clam worms, and much more.

On loons, lakes and ponds For those who live on or near a lake or pond, or for anyone who cares about water quality in our fresh water lakes and ponds! Hear from guest speaker Tracy Hart, coordinator of Maine Audubon’s annual Loon Count. In addition, Sarah Gladu, Coastal Rivers’ Director of Education and Citizen Science, shares current data on the status of lakes and ponds in the Pemaquid River watershed. Sarah also provides an overview of Coastal Rivers’ initiatives to promote water quality and prevent the introduction of invasive aquatic plants, and addresses questions and concerns submitted by participants. …

Virtual Ponders Gathering – with Tracy Hart of Maine Audubon Read More »

Enjoy an intimate look at plant and animal interactions with renowned ecologist Charley Eiseman. Charley is responsible for documenting many newly discovered plant-animal relationships.

Learn about the biology, habits and history of the fascinating and ancient horseshoe with naturalist Sarah Gladu.

Learn how to spot them and ways to deal with them. In this online workshop, Nancy Olmstead, invasive plant biologist from the Maine Natural Areas Program, covers identification of some of the most common terrestrial invasive plant species in the Midcoast region and provides a brief overview of management options. An invasive plant is a plant that is not native to an area, whose introduction causes, or has the potential to cause harm – be it economic, environmental or harm to human health. Approximately one third of the species in this area are not native. Of those plants that are …

Identification and management of invasive plants Read More »

What is coastal acidification, and how is it different from ocean acidification? Learn about the issue as it relates to midcoast Maine, as well as what’s being done in our area to better understand the problem.