Registration is now available for all four of our 2021 Summer Ecology Lectures. Click HERE for more information.
Read about our 2021 Trustee Nominees HERE.
To learn more about the work we have been doing to preserve the wildlands of Monhegan Island check out our Spring 2021 Newsletter HERE.
After taking a break last summer due COVID-19 concerns, we are pleased to announce that the MAI Summer Ecology Lecture Series will be returning and offerred virtually this summer. More information about how to attend will be provided a few weeks before each talk.
- 7/7/2021 William Livingston – Dr. Livingston hails from the University of Maine, where he has served as Associate Director for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Forest Resources. He has been to the island before to survey our forest a number of years ago. He will return to the island in June to walk the forests to examine and assess our wildlands.. In his talk he will share his observations.
- 7/21/2021- Nathaniel Wheelwright will talk about being a naturalist in the digital age. He has worked at Bowdoin College as a Professor of Natural Sciences in the Bowdoin Biology department. He is also the author, along with Bernd Heinrich, of The Naturalist’s Notebook
- 8/4/2021 – Whitney King is a faculty member of Colby College. he has conducted research on Allen Island and will be discussing that work. Allen Island is one of the George’s Islands that you pass on the right on our way down from Port Clyde on the Monhegan boat line.
- 8/18/2021 – Sarah Redmond the founder of Springtide Seaweed which is devoted to seaweed aquaculture. Her company grows organic seaweed as well as consults on seaweed farming technology and products.
Tomorrow night professor Barry Logan from Bowdoin College will be giving a talk about the Monhegan Wildlands at the Cathance River Educational Alliance in Topsham, ME. The talk is available free to the public via Zoom, see link provided to register: https://creamaine.org/event/the-wildlands-of-monhegan-island/
VIEW A VIDEO RECORDING OF THE TALK HERE
Because of the restrictions on gatherings in the state of Maine and on Monhegan because of the Covid-19 Virus, the annual membership meeting of the Monhegan Associates Inc. will be held as a ZOOM meeting. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM EDST on August 21, 2020, and will last until about 9:00 PM.
If you are in a household with more than one member attending, please attend together to leave room for everyone.
We will have a number of legal requirements to get through as quickly as possible (committee reports, etc.) But we do want to get time at the end for open discussion of the membership where we will field questions about the Associates and have open discussion. In general we will have everyone muted except those designated to speak and will be taking requests for speaking through the chat window, which we will explain at the meeting when it is time.
Thanks in advance for your patience as we do this online for the first time ever!
Frederick W. Faller, President MAI
If you are on Monhegan for an extensive stay this season and would like to get involved, consider participating in our “Adopt-a-Trail” program. Weekly trail work by short-term visitors has been put on hold this summer to minimize COVID-19 transmission, but work is still needed to keep trails passable for regular use and for emergencies.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
For information on the five nominees for the next class of trustees:
Monhegan based chocolate makers La Nef Chocolate just came out with a Monhegan Associates Inc. bar. The bar is 70% Cacao Honduran Dark Chocolate with Peanuts and Dried Cherries. A portion of all sales will go to support our efforts to preserve the 350 acres and 9+ miles of trails that make up Monhegan’s wild lands.
The package features the photography of Warner Taylor and can be purchased through La Nef’s website (https://www.lanefchocolate.com/) and here on the island (when once again it is safe again to travel).
Thank you La Nef Chocolate for your support!