Community Conservation: Finding the Balance Between Nature and Culture
November 21, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Grand Theater, Ellsworth
The beauty of Maine — from coast to mountains, farmland to deep forests — is richly captured in this documentary by filmmaker Mark Ireland. Hikers, kayakers, immigrant farmers, kids, fishing guides, balsam tree-tippers, canoe-builders and more, tell the stories of local communities finding balance in nature. At its deepest level, community conservation seeks to address the traditions and needs of all community members, providing access to preserved lands and creating projects that build constituencies across diverse communities. The four land trusts featured in the film offer inspirational examples of how community conservation can be done.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion about local community conservation initiatives and opportunities.
More information will be posted when available.