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Downeast Natural Heritage Area (NHA) Summit

October 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NHA Meeting Notes taken 10.09.2019 @ Schoodic Institute

Interested participants should RSVP to Catherine Lookabaugh

1:00 pm – Introduction and Welcome: Sarah Strickland
1:05 pm – Charles Rudelitch: “Why are we here today?”
1:15 pm – NHA presentation: Peter Samuel – NHA Northeast Region Program Manager
1:45 pm – “How the Physical Downeast Landscape Influences Our Communities’ Way of Life”

-Dr. Joseph Kelley, University of Maine – Orono 2:15 pm – Refreshment Break

2:30 pm – Breakout Groups: What is the Downeast Story? – Bob Wood and Colin Brown

  • First Session: What best defines this place?
    • Look to the first four NHA criterion for a road map.
  • Second Session: What are the defining human interactions with this place?
    • Community, landscape, industry, history, heritage, recreation, etc…
  • Third Session: What are the unique natural, cultural, historic, and scenic features of this place? How are they important to the nation?

Your job – Turn your breakout group ideas into an NHA concept for Downeast Maine!

3:45 pm – Breakout Group Delivery: Present your group’s NHA concept 4:30 pm – Steps Moving Forward

4:30 pm – Steps Moving Forward


October 9, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Schoodic Institute
9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, 04693 United States
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