St. George, Weskeag rivers talk
St. George — The birds-eye view of the St. George and Weskeag rivers on the St.George peninsula illustrate why these waterways and their marshes and fields are a destination for migratory birds and year-round animal life for feeding, roosting, and even nesting.
The human perspective is similar. Feeding involves a multi-million dollar clamming industry as well as lobstering. Nesting and roosting are housing and businesses. The balance between human activity and habitat affect the viability of both. But can that balance be achieved?
Gail Presley, executive director of Georges River Land Trust, will discuss that balance on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the St. George Town Office in Tenants Harbor.
Her topic, Bridging Two Rivers: Linking the St. George and the Weskeag through Land Conservation, suits her extensive background in wildlife biology and in land use planning involving the needs of both wildlife and land owners. Her presentation is sponsored by the St. George Conservation Commission and the Friends of St. George who welcome attendees with hot beverages and refreshments.