Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition thanks 180 volunteers

Feb 01, 2019
Courtesy of: BBWC Volunteers view a presentation of 2018 accomplishments during Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition's annual meeting Jan.17.

Belfast — During the annual Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition meeting and program Jan. 17, the board of directors gave a shout-out to over 180 volunteers who helped with various initiatives last year.

President Ernie Cooper welcomed the group and introduced a slide presentation that highlighted 2018 BBWC activities. Volunteers provided support to such programs as the Penobscot Bay Stewards (2019 applications opened Feb. 1), the Pen Bay Stewards Alumni Association, Fish Friends (the salmon egg-rearing program in 12 local schools), the monthly Harbor Bird Watch Program, the Natural Literacy Education Program in local schools, Storm Surge Sensing in seven Midcoast harbors, water quality monitoring in Belfast Bay, building and maintaining local trails (including replacement of old bog bridges on the Little River Community Trail), and numerous other programs, outings, and workshops.

In addition to individual efforts, two groups of volunteers recognized were the team from Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center and high school students from Waldo County Technical Center.

The BBWC board of directors expressed gratitude to the many people who work for watershed conservation through research, community-building and education, the three-pronged mission of the coalition.

For more information about any of these initiatives, and how to get involved, visit BelfastBayWatershed.org.

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