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Reflections on the Water - the health of the Great Bay/Piscataqua Watershed
with Melissa Paly
Melissa Paly is the Great Bay - Piscataqua Waterkeeper, where she advocates, educates and motivates on behalf of the bays, rivers and coast that make the Seacoast region such a special place to live, work and play. She has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental management, advocacy and communications, and was past president of the Kittery Land Trust.
Session 1 - What's the science telling us about the health of our coastal region? 52 towns in NH and ME are part of the Great Bay/Piscataqua Watershed, with a network of rivers and bays connecting us all. Here in Kittery, Spruce Creek flows into Portsmouth Harbor, so we are part of this interconnected eco-region. What is the latest science telling us about the health of our waterscape? We'll look at the quality of our drinking water, rivers and streams, bays and harbors, fisheries, salt marshes and more.
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 -8 p.m.
Session 2 - Taking action around the watershed For a relatively small geographic area, there is a tremendous amount of work going on at state agencies, non-profit organizations, town boards, and volunteers in every community to improve the health of the watershed. Learn about the many innovative and encouraging programs underway to address water pollution, stormwater, coastal resilience and climate change, marine education and more.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30-8 p.m.
Session 3 - Becoming part of the solution Everyone who works, lives and plays in the Great Bay/Piscataqua Watershed can make a difference. We'll discuss practical things we can do around the house, the garden, the driveway, with our pets, boats and bikes to become better stewards of our coastal backyard.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
Course Fee: $15, for all 3 sessions
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