Gouldsboro has established a new Coastal Resilience Committee to help find funding for improvements to roads, buildings, harbors, and other infrastructure vulnerable to storm damage and sea-level rise. This post describes the committee and how it grew from Gouldsboro's work over the past several years.
Scuttlebutt is Gouldsboro's newly published guide for folks who have just come to Gouldsboro or are thinking about buying property here and for folks who live here and love the place. This article tells you how how to get a copy.
Sunday, July 30, is the date for this year's Meet Your Local Clams party. We will be sampling clam recipes and talking about Gouldsboro's clam fishery at the Prospect Harbor Methodist Church from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. You can come and eat for free, but you have to register!
Guest author and local volunteer Chantal Jennings writes about green crabs and why she is trapping them.
A Sunday workshop at Peninsula School brought Gouldsboro residents together to talk about change. They considered impacts of sea level rise, severe storms, rising house prices, broadband, food insecurity, and the future of the old cannery. If you missed it, this will catch you up.
The Gouldsboro Shellfish Resilience Lab is very pleased to announce that John Ayarik will be joining us as our 2023 summer intern. John is a graduate student pursuing a degree in Environmental Science at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. He previously earned his bachelor’s degree in marine science from the University of Ghana in West Africa.
Gouldsboro invites all residents to an informal planning workshop at Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor on Sunday, May 21, 2023. The workshop is the first step toward using the "Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan" report that the Town received from FB Environmental last fall. The workshop will engage participants in considering and prioritizing the actions recommended by FB Environmental. Members of the FB Environmental team that wrote the report will be on hand to answer questions.
We are delighted to announce that Ada Fisher has joined the Gouldsboro shore team as an intern. A junior at Sumner Memorial High School, Ada is considering career options that will keep her connected to the shore and ocean. Ada will contribute to all parts of the Gouldsboro Shore program.
Gouldsboro and its Gouldsboro Shore program have been in the news lately. We link to an article that Rachel May published in Outrider that looks at the Shellfish Lab and Anne Berleant's article in the Ellsworth American about what Gouldsboro is doing to protect waterfront access.
At this year's Maine Fisherman's Forum, Mike Pinkham and I talked about what Gouldsboro has been doing in its Shellfish Resilience Lab. Here is give you a summary of the presentation and a look at our plans for this summer.