Free talk at Hutchinson Center

Woodard on Rebuilding the Seas

Apr 03, 2013
Colin Woodard

Belfast — Renowned journalist and author Colin Woodard will speak on Rebuilding the Seas: how the world's oceans were laid low and what to do about it Tuesday, April 9, at 4 p.m. at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3.

Woodard is State & National Affairs Writer at the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, where he recently won a 2012 George Polk Award for his investigative reporting. He is a longtime foreign correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The San Francisco Chronicle.

A native of Maine, Woodard has reported from more than 50 foreign countries and six continents; and lived for more than four years in Eastern Europe. He is the author of “American Nations: A History of The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America” (Viking Press, 2011); “The Republic of Pirates: Being The True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down” (Harcourt, 2007); the New England bestseller “The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier” (Viking Press, 2004), a cultural and environmental history of coastal Maine; and “Ocean's End: Travels Through Endangered Seas” (Basic Books, 2000), a narrative non-fiction account of the deterioration of the world's oceans.

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition has collaborated with Senior College and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center to make this event free and open to the public; arrive early to get a good seat.

The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition plans regular outings to familiarize the public with the beauty and unusual features of the Belfast Bay's watershed, as well as neighboring conservation properties. The watershed covers 69,657 acres and is comprised of four smaller watersheds: the Little River; the Passagassawakeag River; the Wescott Stream; and the Goose River. It includes all or parts of Brooks, Frankfort, Knox, Morrill, Northport, Searsport, Swanville and Waldo, as well as the City of Belfast.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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