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Bridging Two Rivers: Linking the St. George and Weskeag through Land Conservation
March 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Please join Gail Presley, Executive Director of the Georges River Land Trust, as she explores the role of conservation in “Bridging Two Rivers: Linking the St. George and Weskeag through Land Conservation.”
The St. George and Weskeag Rivers are separated by one mile at their closest points. However, these two exceptional rivers
share tidal resources and attract high concentrations of migratory shorebirds in this region. Thousands of migratory shorebirds dart across the exposed salt pannes (pools) of the Weskeag Marsh, feeding while the tide is high. As the tide recedes, the shorebirds leave the marsh for the St. George River mudflats to feed on the intertidal invertebrates. It is no coincidence that these resources are exceptional, given the Weskeag Marsh is the largest salt marsh in the midcoast and the St. George River mudflats yield the highest volume of clams in the state.
Hosted by the Friends of St. George. Refreshments will be provided.