ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library presents Marie McNeely, Thursday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all.
Come learn about one of Rockland’s biggest natural climate solutions – the largest peatbog in MidCoast Maine.
Marie McNeely, Director of Partnerships at the Georges River Land Trust, will offer a talk on the underappreciated value of peatbogs and acquaint you with the Rockland Bog, a giant sponge that stores carbon and mitigates the effect of climate change. You’ll also learn a little bit about the lore of bogs around the world and about the Rockland Bog’s history.
“The wilderness around the Rockland Bog has been a favorite of local bikers, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts for generations,” said the Library, in a news release. “It’s home to waterfowl, wading birds, deer, beavers, rabbits, and even a rare dragonfly.”
The Georges River Land Trust is working to conserve the area around the bog; join them to learn more about their efforts and uncover the mysteries of this often overlooked local treasure, said the release.
The Georges River Land Trust’s mission is to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education, and outdoor experiences. GRLT is a network of conservation easements, trails, and preserves protecting more than 4,000 acres with 70+ miles of public trails.
Marie McNeely is Director of Partnerships at the Georges River Land Trust. Her background includes a 20+ year career leading global advertising and marketing efforts at New York City ad agencies. For the past five years, she’s been a consultant for nonprofits in Boston and Washington D.C. She lives in Owls Head.
This event will take place in the library’s Community Room, with limited seating, and simultaneously streamed via Zoom; the Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union Street. For more information or for Zoom links, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. on July 21 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.