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Mid-Coast Audubon Series: Horseshoe Crabs in Great Salt Bay

Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

The Great Salt Bay in Damariscotta hosts one of the best breeding locations for horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) in the state of Maine. Since 2003, taking and possession of horseshoe crabs has been prohibited in the state due to their small populations. Join us on April 15, at 6 pm, via Zoom to learn about these fascinating ancient animals, their habits, their conservation status in Maine, and their importance to the overall health of our estuarine environment.

This will be a free online presentation hosted by the Camden Public Library. To register for the event, please email Julia Pierce (jpierce@librarycamden.org) at the library to request the Zoom login info.

Presenter: Sarah Gladu, Director of Education and Citizen Science for Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust in Damariscotta has been running their School for Field Naturalists program since 2005 and has worked in environmental education since 1992. Sarah currently coordinates Coastal Rivers’ varied citizen science projects and is Chair of MCOA (Maine Coastal Observing Alliance). Previously she worked for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension coordinating state-wide water quality monitoring programs. Sarah has a B.A. from Brandeis University in Environmental Policy where she also got a Teaching Certification and a Wildlife Management Certificate. In 1998, she received a Master of Environmental Learning and Leadership from the University of Minnesota.

Maritime Month is generously supported by Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn.

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