After a two-year Covid hiatus, the Penobscot Bay Stewards Program is now planning to host a new cohort of 20 promising environmental volunteers this Spring. Many participants have taken what they learned in the Program and have made significant contributions to the health of the Penobscot Bay watershed region.
Alumni organized the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition almost 20 years ago, successfully led the “Ban the Bag” campaign that prohibited the use of single use plastic bags in Belfast, initiated the “Butts Be Gone” campaign that has resulted in collecting and recycling cigarette butts that littered the streets of Belfast, and are leading organizers of the “Keep Belfast Maine Beautiful” campaign. They organized and have run weekly water quality monitoring in the bay for 3 years, and participate in the Maine Coastal Observing Alliance.
The program has been modified to comply with Covid guidelines. As before, participants will learn about the diversity of marine and terrestrial ecosystems and the factors that affect their health and sustainability, interact with the organizations and individuals active in working to improve the quality of the watershed, and learn how they can become involved in those efforts.
If you are interested in participating in this enlightening and rewarding program, send an email to PBstewards2022@gmail.com.
Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, P.O. Box 152, Belfast, ME 04915