SSI team members, Crista Straub, Jessica Leahy, and John Daigle received grant funding from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The “What Works? Evaluating Forest Pest Outreach Efforts” project is designed to determine the most effective methods of outreach that will influence the behaviors of homeowners, landowners, campers and other stakeholders in Northern New England to protect their forest resources from invasive tree-killing pests and associated pathways. By evaluating the effectiveness of the ongoing Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Project (FPOSP) throughout the Northern New England region, this research will help to determine the outreach methods that have had the most impact on the general public’s awareness of invasive forest pests and risks of transporting out-of-state firewood. This project serves to evaluate and enhance plant pest detection and education efforts now and in the future.
A group, that included SSI graduate student Bridie McGreavy, received funding from the Maine Community Foundation’s “Community Building Grant Program” which supports projects that help build and strengthen communities in Maine. The 610 Project is a collaboration among the Frenchman Bay Partners, the Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Committee (FBRSC), and the Hancock County Planning Commission (HCPC) to work towards the goal of opening closed clam flats in Frenchman Bay. Through a conservation action planning process, the Partners have identified the goal of opening all 610 acres of closed clam flats in Frenchman Bay. The 610 Project builds the necessary capacity to identify and remediate pollution in prioritized clam flat areas. McGreavy developed this grant with key partners including Kirk Clark, Paul Davis, Jim Norris and Joe Porada from the FBRSC; Jane Disney and Emma Fox from the Mount Desert Island Biological Lab; Tom Martin from the HCPC; and Chris Petersen from College of the Atlantic.
Tue, Dec 10 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm SSI All Team Meeting
Wed, Dec 11 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Environmental Authority in the Canadian Arctic
Thu, Dec 19 7:30 am - 10:00 am Bruswick Landing- Accelerating an Innovative and Renewable Future
Wed, Apr 9 - Northeast Biomass Heating Expo