Lecture Series: Facing the Challenges of the Bay

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm


Prince Memorial Library
266 Main Street
Cumberland, ME 04021
United States
Prince Memorial Library hosts Ivy Frignoca, a Friends of Casco Baykeeper, who will address some of the challenges facing the health of Casco Bay. The talk, part of Prince Memorial Library's Lecture Series, will be held on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. It's free and light refreshments will be served.
Frignoca will discuss the impacts of fertilizer and pesticide use on the bay and the changes occurring in the intertidal zone that challenge the health of the bay. The program will conclude with ways that residents can get involved and make a difference. The program will be followed by 20-30 minutes for questions and discussion.
Frignoca joined Friends of Casco Bay as its third Casco Baykeeper in early January. Previously, she served as a Senior Attorney with Conservation Law Foundation in Portland, working on Oceans, Clean Water, and Clean Air issues throughout New England. Her professional experience includes teaching marine and environmental science, advocating for stronger protections for Lake Champlain, and working for the state of Vermont on policies to protect and promote state parks and forests. Her legal experience includes working in Maine on a host of environmental issues critical to the health of Casco Bay-including ocean acidification, pesticide control, stricter limits on waste discharge permits, management of stormwater runoff, snow dumping, marine resource management, and more.