Fostering Citizen Stewardship of Midcoast Maine’s Natural Resources
Midcoast Stewards is a field and lecture program consisting of 40 hours of ecology and cultural history about this region of Midcoast Maine. The course is coordinated by DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu, and co-taught by local professionals in the fields of science, natural resources and conservation.
The program offers participants the opportunity to learn about natural and cultural history from a number of professionals in natural resource management fields, as well as an invitation to serve local conservation organizations as a volunteer. Participants are provided with the knowledge they need to protect and conserve the coastal environment, and become part of a network of educated and committed volunteers working together to protect the natural and cultural resources of Midcoast Maine.
Participants pay a materials fee and also contribute 40 hours of volunteer service to a local conservation organization of their choice. This program is offered every other year in mid April through May. The next Midcoast Stewards class is scheduled for 2019.