Hurricane Island researcher Caitlin Cleaver will lead a presentation called “Supporting Scallops Through Community Action” at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon.

Scallops are a marine bivalve with an interesting natural history, and an important fishery in Maine. Cleaver will speak about the efforts of the Hurricane Island Foundation to monitor and support Maine’s scallop populations through cooperation with fishermen, state managers, and scientists. She will discuss the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership’s ongoing project with a closed scallop habitat area on Lower Muscle Ridge, as well as an overview of HICSL’s science and research initiatives.

Cleaver is director of Science and Research at Hurricane Island Foundation. She holds a master’s degree in public administration in environmental science and policy from Columbia University, and a dual masters degree in marine biology and marine policy from the University of Maine. In 2013, she was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship.

This lecture is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by The First. Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring.

For more information on this program, please contact or call 236-2239.