Producer: Natalie Springuel
Today’s topic: Acadia’s transportation planning process and how people can comment
Two-thousand sixteen is the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park and America’s National Park System. In honor of this centennial, the University of Maine Sea Grant Program and WERU-FM, both official Centennial Partners, present an occasional series based on the monthly public affairs program, Coastal Conversations.
The ocean surrounds Acadia National Park, which includes 47,000 acres of protected land on Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut, Schoodic Peninsula, and their archipelago of islands in the Gulf of Maine. Acadia’s rocky shoreline, teeming tide pools, and lush salt marshes have attracted mariners, fisher folk, and people in search of natural beauty for thousands of years. In more recent centuries, many have come to study the unique and diverse assembly of flora and fauna of the region where science, conservation, and community work together for a vibrant future.
Throughout the summer and fall of 2016, on Monday’s at noon, “Coastal Conversations in Acadia” will feature short stories from Acadia on WERU-FM
Host: Adam Lacher, Director, Communications and Community Engagement for United Way of Eastern Maine .
Guest: Jo Cooper, Executive Director of Friends in Action in Ellsworth
Issue: Transportation, Rural Maine, Volunteerism, Seniors
About: United Way of Eastern Maine Presents is a weekly radio program featuring the the voices of Maine community organizations from Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Hancock and Waldo counties. More info at: www.unitedwayem.org
Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
Topic: Transportation and Health
What is the relationship between global climate change and obesity? What are some long range transportation changes that we will need to make to reduce air pollution and increase fitness? What can we do now to conserve oil and increase our well being?
Stephanie Clement, Conservation Director Friends of Acadia www.friendsofacadia.org;
Carey Kish of Portland, Maine is the former president and founding member of MOAC, the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club. A Registered Maine Guide. Carey writes the almost-daily blog Trail Head at MaineToday.com, and a bi-weekly column on hiking and camping for the Maine Sunday Telegram. He is the manager of GO MAINE, Maine’s statewide commuter service and organizer of the annual Commute Another Way Day. www.gomaine.org