Annual Meeting - Please join us on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 pm for James Eric Francis Sr's Zoom presentation Penobscot Sense of Place
This presentation is part of the Bangor Land Trust Edible Landscape Project Wabanaki Culture Series. Wabanaki presenters will share topics of importance within indigenous communities and relating to their ancestral homeland and waters, followed by opportunity for questions and discussion.
James Eric Francis Sr. is Penobscot Nation’s Director of Cultural and Historic Preservation, Tribal Historian, and Chair of Penobscot Tribal Rights and Resource Protection Board. As a historian James studies the relationship between Maine Native Americans and the landscape. Prior to working at the Penobscot Nation, James worked for the Wabanaki Studies Commission helping implement the new Maine Native American Studies Law into Maine Schools.
James co-produced a film, Invisible, which examines racism experienced by Native Americans in Maine and Canadian Maritimes. James is Co-Chair of the Abbe Museum’s Board of Trustees, and Co-Director of Local Context, an initiative to support Native, First Nations, Aboriginal, and Indigenous communities in the management of their intellectual property and cultural heritage. James also served on the UMaine’s Hudson Museum Advisory Board. James is a historical researcher, photographer, filmmaker, painter, and graphics artist.
Please email Lucy@bangorlandtrust.org to receive the Zoom link. If you know someone who would like to join us for this event, they can join and become a member on this website.
Made possible through our generous sponsors, and a grant from the Broad Reach Fund of Maine Community Foundation
Bangor Land Trust is doing our part to help our community stay safe and healthy amidst COVID-19. Physical distancing is crucial to flattening the transmission curve. All in-person programs will be canceled throughout the spring and summer, but our Preserves are open and are a great place to get fresh air and enjoy the pleasure of the season while still practicing distancing. This website has downloadable map. We can use the internet to keep in touch and share what we find along the trails. Please take photos and send them to us at email@example.com or post them to our Facebook page.
Check out this link for outdoor learning ideas. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Oj5KDvh4FGd-dftxe0koJmEgzuxPWklYixOWE-wqbcU/edit
TRAIL GUIDELINES FOR SAFETY DURING COVID-19 THREAT
We ask that trail runners yield to walkers, and bikers yield to those on foot. Please stay at least 6 feet from other trail users (other than those in your immediate household) at all times. The Blue Jay Trail on Walden-Parke Preserve will be a one-way counterclockwise loop beginning where the trail divides after the entrance off Tamarack. Signage will be posted soon. We plan to set up one-way loops on our other preserves as well.
We hope that everyone will support this experiment in safe multi-use for BLT trails!
News of the Bangor Land Trust office
We're delighted to have Patty Brochu to mastermind the BLT office. She may be doing it from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, so please call 942-1010 to leave a message or get the number to call her directly. I can usually be reached at 947-0637 and will return calls if you leave a message. You can also email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucy Quimby, BLT President
The office is located at 9 Central Street, Suite 201 in downtown Bangor. Always glad to hear from you!
Mailing address is:
PO Box 288
Bangor, Maine 04402
Kestrel boxes that UMaine Construction Engineering students built in 2018 are being installed on our preserves. Cason Snow has taken on the project and installed the first one at West Penjajawoc Grasslands June 1st. Thank you Cason!
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