Judy Camuso

KENNEBUNK — The Kennebunk Land Trust announced that its annual meeting guest speaker this year will be Judy Camuso, commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.

The commissioner will discuss Maine’s wildlife with a focus on the department’s programs and resources such as citizen science projects, educational programs, landowner relations, outdoor partner programs, and more.

The event will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Brick Store Museum’s program center, located at 4 Dane St., Kennebunk.

The program starts at 6 p.m. with a brief Kennebunk Land Trust annual meeting followed by the commissioner’s presentation at 6:15 p.m.

A wine and cheese reception will follow. The program is free and open to the public.

Camuso became commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in February 2019, and became the first department employee to be named commissioner in over 30 years, as well as the first female commissioner of the department.

She was promoted from her position as the MDIFW director of the wildlife division, a position she held since 2013.

She began her career in 2007 as an assistant regional wildlife biologist in southern Maine, and then was promoted to be the special projects coordinator before being selected as director.

As commissioner, she oversees over 300 employees whose job is to preserve, protect, and enhance the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the state.

The department is also responsible for promoting the safe enjoyment of Maine’s outdoors — from whitewater rafting to boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation.

The agency’s constituents include the fish, wildlife, and people who call Maine home, as well as the visitors who call Maine “Vacationland.”

For more information, email [email protected] or call 985-8734.

The land trust invites citizens to help celebrate 47 years of conservation in the Kennebunk region.

The Kennebunk Land Trust is a membership driven organizations and relies on its members for support.

To learn more about the Kennebunk Land Trust, visit wwwkennebunklandtrust.org.

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