Camden library series to focus on environment

Posted Feb. 20, 2012, at 4:34 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 20, 2012, at 6 p.m.

CAMDEN, Maine — The Camden Public Library will hold a series of speakers on environmental issues in March.

“Various Angles on the Environment” will include speakers on sustainability, permaculture, philosophy and aesthetics of the environment, preserving jobs in the Maine north woods, local effects of climate change, preserving Maine rivers and more.

The library’s evening programs are held at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

On March 6, “Preserve Maine Traditions” will be presented by a panel comprising groups that are concerned about the proposed national park in the Maine north woods.

David Trahan of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Bob Meyers of the Snowmobile Association of Maine, and Jim Robbins of Robbins Lumber will give an illustrated presentation on their concerns and reservations about the proposed park.

On Thursday evening, March 8, David Oakes will give a talk on “Sustainability.” Oakes is the co-director and founder of the Center for Ecological Living and Learning based in Hope, Maine. Jesse Watson will give a talk on “Permaculture” on Tuesday, March 13; Watson is the owner of Midcoast Permaculture Design in Rockland. The Midcoast Audubon Society will present a talk on the local effects of climate change on March 15 by Esperanza Stancioff, titled “Signs of the Seasons: Coastal Climate Change.”

In mid-March, the series will switch it up with the Maine Mycological Association’s annual meeting featuring a talk by Greg Marley on “Foraging and Use of Medicinal Mushrooms” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17. The event will be open to everyone.

The library series goes back on schedule with the Camden Philosophical Society and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art holding a talk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, by Arnold Berleant on “Appreciating Environments.”

The final event in the series will be a presentation by Coastal Mountains Land Trust Director Scott Dickerson joined by Landis Hudson, executive director of Maine Rivers, to discuss current issues and successes in protecting Maine’s Rivers and the collaboration that protected the Ducktrap River, on Thursday evening, March 29.

For information call the library at 236-3440.

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