Penobscot Bay Stewards Program
E-mail us at: Pen Bay Stewards
2017 Application will be available here March 1, 2017
The Pen Bay Stewards program is offered through a collaboration between the Maine Coastal Program of the State Planning Office and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. It takes place annually and meets two days per week over the month of May, offering a unique opportunity to study the Penobscot Bay region.
Although the course is free of charge, participants commit to volunteering thirty hours with local conservation efforts of their choice during the coming year. There are many exciting volunteer opportunities available.
Participants learn about Wabanaki history, culture, and current events; Gulf of Maine fisheries; Atlantic puffin restoration; island ecology and economics; terrestrial and marine biodiversity; vernal pools; Maine coastal geology; and the health of the Penobscot River, Penobscot Bay, and the Gulf of Maine.