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Conversations with the Fishing Community: Gentrification, Access, and You

Please join us for the latest presentation in the “Living and Working in a Waterfront Community: A Conversation Series” on August 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Bowdoin College’s Schiller Coastal Studies Center with optional self-guided tours at 4:30. This presentation, the fifth in the series, “Gentrification, Access, and You,” will explore what these terms mean to residents of Harpswell and what the concerns are from the community.flyer includes event details, QR code and sponsor logos

As with all of the presentations in this series, this will be a conversational event designed to foster communications between members of the community and those who work on and manage the town’s working waterfront. Panelists will include a commercial fisherman, an owner of a waterfront business, and a representative from Bowdoin College. It will be moderated by Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association’s (MCFA) Director of Community Program, Monique Coombs. Samples of local seafood along with MCFA’s Maine Coast Monkfish Stew will be served. The stew is produced by Hurricane Soups & Premium Chowders in Greene, Maine using sustainably harvested monkfish along with Maine produce and dairy. The proceeds from the sale of the stew benefit MCFA’s Fishermen Feeding Mainers program that donates fresh seafood to schools, food pantries, and community groups statewide. The event is available in person and by Zoom.

If you’d like to participate via Zoom, please fill out the registration form, including an email address, and select the Zoom option. A link will be sent to your email before the event.

This panel was organized by a collaborative partnership of the Harpswell Anchor, Cundy’s Harbor Library, Holbrook Community Foundation, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust.