News of Maine's Coast and Islands
We all want the same thing for Maine—robust working waterfronts, resilient coastal communities, and conservation of natural resources…
The broad sands of Popham Beach have been battered by storms in recent years, diminishing the distance between dunes and the ocean.
"I have been in communities where people … are looking for opportunities like this." —Will Calkins
Pollution closes clam flats in the St. George River
Shellfish harvesting areas in the St. George River, which runs from Waldo County to Knox County, were closed in early September in response to a sewage leak.
“Randy thinks the future of the industry is in making sure everyone is accountable for what they catch and what they throw over.” —Ben Martens
Maine may be relatively safe from hurricanes, but warming waters could change that status. We certainly are not immune from sea level rise. So, what should Maine's response be?
The title of the book alerts the reader to a central thesis here: while an island may have a granite foundation, it is always in flux, the tides, for one, bringing about constant change.
When high biotoxin levels were detected, the fishery was closed down overnight.
Heather Deese, Ph.D.
Susie Arnold, Ph.D.
Located along Maine’s coast and islands, these shell middens—and the historic information they contain—are in danger of being wiped out by the rapid acceleration of rising sea levels