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Potluck and Presentation: Connecting rivers, people and fish - by bike

Date and Time

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00PM - 8:45PM

Location

Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME,
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast,
ME

Registration

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.

Overview

Join us for this unique presentation on fish passage and biking in Europe. Alicia Heyburn, of Brunswick, spent five weeks last summer on a solo bicycle tour from the source of the Rhine River in the Swiss Alps, to the outlet at the North Sea near Amsterdam. Traveling on an exceptional network of bike paths, she experienced the various characters of the river along its 1300 km course - wild, tamed, power-producing, awe-inspiring, industrial and bucolic; and met with people who are working to improve river conditions for migratory fish, such as salmon.  In her presentation you will learn about Europe's extensive international network of bike trails, free cultural exchange and accommodation services, the stages and benefits of re-wnaturalizing a river, and how to travel alone without being lonely or turn an interest into an expedition. Presentation starts at 7pm. Optional Potluck starts at 6pm - please bring a dish to share and help us be green by bringing your own silverware, plate and cup. Free and open to the public.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

Curtis Memorial Library
The Nature Conservancy - Alicia


Alicia with fish

Activities

Conservation
Social Events
Meetings

Offered By

Maine

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: before 9pm)

An avid outdoors person, Michelle has been leading hiking, paddling, cross country skiing and overnight outings for several years now. Michelle lives in Topsham but enjoys spending a lot of time in mid Maine at their cabin in Elliottsville (near AMC's MWI lands). Michelle and her husband, Stan are corridor monitors on the AT. They urge everyone to give back with trail work.

Co-Leader