Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Frenchman Bay Conservancy at Tidal Falls 
71 Tidal Falls Rd
Hancock, ME 04640

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Anica Miller Rushing 
Downeast Conservation Network (Formerly DEREN) 

Rockweed Rodeo

Come learn about current rockweed research and policy, then get your feet wet checking out the rockweed beds at Sullivan Falls. Plus, you’ll learn how you can get involved with rockweed research on your own property.

Free public event with snacks and drinks provided!

Kids welcome with their families!

  • 2:00 - 2:45 Welcome and Overviews (whose here, why are we here, how will we do this).
  • 2:45 - 3:45 Get your hands on some rockweed!  In the weeds, under the microscope, on the computer.
  • 3:45 - 5:00 Questions, Food, Meet and Greet.

Why come to a rockweed rodeo?  Rockweed, or Ascophyllum nodosum, is a common character in Maine’s rocky intertidal environments. An important player in the ecosystem, rockweed supports rich animal communities by providing protective cover at low tide and complex habitats at high tide. Rockweed is also part of a growing seaweed harvesting economy in Maine. Across the state, researchers, landowners, and managers are turning their attention to rockweed to better understand what this seaweed means for Maine.

Come find out what kind of data are being collected and what we hope it will tell us about this important species. We are also looking for landowners who are interested in helping us collect basic biological data on rockweed in the intertidal if they own shorefront land.   

Event sponsored by: Downeast Conservation Network, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and Frenchman Bay Partners with support from the Jessie B. Cox Foundation and the Maine Community Foundation.