Gouldsboro has a position open related to its shellfish and community resilience work. We have a full-time, summer position for a Shellfish Resilience Research Intern who will work with Shellfish Warden Mike Pinkham and Bill Zoellick, the Shellfish Lab project manager, to manage systems and gather data aimed at increasing clam growth rates and reducing green crab predation. The town will provide housing and a stipend.
Learn How to Dig Clams!
Gouldsboro Shore and the Gouldsboro Shellfish Committee invite the community clam digging demonstrations and lessons on Sunday, October 9, at 3:00 PM in Prospect Harbor. Whether you've dug your own clams for a while or have never been on the mud, this is an opportunity to learn from commercial diggers about how to spot where clams are and dig them.
Maine Coastal Program Report – Jan-June
Much of the work we do to preserve shore access and prepare for larger storms and sea-level rise is funded by the Maine Coastal Program through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Our most recent report to the Maine Coastal Program provides a brief (4 pages) but comprehensive overview of progress since January. If you want to know what the Gouldsboro Shore program does, this is a good place to start. There's a link to the report at the end of this post.
Protecting Shore Access in South Gouldsboro
Over the past few weeks, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) completed the purchase of a narrow strip of property in South Gouldsboro to provide shore access for clam harvesters and others seeking access to Bunker's Cove, Stave Island, and the Stave Island Bar.
Clams and Songs of Love and the Sea
On Friday, May 6, the Gouldsboro Shore Project joins the Winter Harbor Music Festival in presenting “Sirens and Sailors - Songs of Love and the Sea”, a recital ranging from songs of Mozart, Strauss and Rachmaninov to traditional folk, sea shanties, and siren songs. GBshore and WHMF share a commitment to protecting the Schoodic Peninsula’s shoreline and shellfish populations.
Introducing Our 2022 Summer Interns
Gouldsboro, in collaboration with Schoodic Institute, is pleased to announce that Noah Milsky and Hannah Volk have accepted our offers of college student internships for the coming summer. Noah will join the team in late May and Hannah will begin in early June.
Shore Access: Bringing the Pieces Together
Over the past two months, the shore access team has identified access points that are critical to Gouldsboro's clam harvester community. This post is an update on collaborations with local land trusts and promising developments in our work to protect shore access.
Mapping and Researching Access Points
Just after Christmas, shellfish harvester and committee member Mike Cronin took Pauline Angione and Vicki Rea on a driving and walking tour of some of the shore areas that he uses to get down to clam flats. Come along and see some of what they saw.
The Critical Nature of Shore Access
The Island Institute published a report on Maine's working waterfronts and shore access that is essential reading. it puts together the pieces of this puzzle in a way that makes it possible to see solutions. Maine's future depends on getting this right.
Shellfish Committee Begins Shore Access Work
Gouldsboro's shellfish committee met on the evening of December 15, 2021, and began identifying high-priority access points for important harvest areas. This post describes that process and looks ahead to future work.