sustainability of homes, businesses, towns

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition hosts ‘Sustainable Communities,’ nature outings in June

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 1:00pm

BELFAST — In June, the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will host a “Sustainable Communities” event, along with several nature outings.  


The public is invited to join “Sustainable Communities,” on Thursday, June 1, from 1 - 4:30 p.m., at the Belfast Boathouse. This event offers an opportunity for Belfast residents and the broader Midcoast community to learn how to contribute to the sustainability of their homes, businesses, and towns. This event is free and open to the public.

A variety of community leaders, advisors, and local businesses that are involved in climate action will present a variety of home heating solutions and products. Also, several nonprofits will be on hand with information on best practices and the latest on rebate information.

BBWC is partnering with All-Belfast Climate Dialogue (ABCD), sponsored by the Belfast Free Library. 

For more information, please contact Greg Biddinger at


Paddle the Passagassawakeag River with the Tide, Saturday, June 24, 2:30-5:30 pm.

BBWC invites the public to paddle up the Passagassawakeag River with the help of the rising tide, past an eagle nest to the Head of Tide. When the tide turns, the group will float back down to Belfast.  Meet the trip guides, Debbie and Tom Murphy, at the Belfast Boathouse at 2:30 pm. Bring a boat, paddle, PFD, water, a snack, protection from rain, sun, and wind. Binoculars optional. Trip is weather dependent. Limit: 12 participants.  For paddlers who want a longer trip, there will be an opportunity to paddle across the harbor to Young’s Lobster Pound for dinner overlooking the harbor.  For more info contact Tom at 603-528-4777.


Nature Journaling Workshop on the Hills to Sea Trail, Sunday, June 25, 10am-2pm. 

The public is invited to observe, draw, and write about the” wild” on the Hills to Sea Trail:  plants, animals, scenes and other inspirations. Guided writing and drawing experiences will be followed by time to observe, think, write, and draw. The outing will include a mile hike on the trail.  Bring water, lunch, a journal of unlined paper, colored pencils, a lead pencil, a black pen.  Watercolors are optional. Bubble-wrap mailers are suggested as “cushions” to sit on.  Meet at 10 am at the Hills to Sea Trail crossing on East Waldo Road. From Belfast, drive High Street out of town.  From the Rt. 1 overpass, go about 3 miles. Just before you get to the train station, the road splits. Take the left fork onto East Waldo Road, drive to the top of the hill, and park roadside at the CMP substation.  FMI: Cloe at 338-1147


Summer paddling on the Penobscot River.  Please visit and check “Events.”