The Town of Scarborough Conservation Commission, Scarborough Land Trust, Scarborough Public Library, and Friends of Scarborough Marsh invite you to learn about how our critical natural resources may be impacted in the future and how groups are working to protect them. This is a three-part series that began with a program on Sept. 12 about protecting Scarborough’s rivers and streams in a changing climate. The following programs cover other natural areas in Scarborough impacted by climate change:

• Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. – Scarborough Marsh & Sea Level Rise in a Changing Climate

Held at the Scarborough Public Library.

Speakers: Peter Slovinsky, Coastal Geologist with the Maine Geological S rvey and Kristen Puryear, Ecologist at Maine Natural Areas Program

Pete and Kristen will discuss the monitoring and measurement methods they use to predict the potential impacts of climate change on Maine’s and Scarborough’s tidal marshes, and possible ways to manage our shoreland in the face of more intense storms and sea level rise.

•Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. – Protecting Our Forests and Connected habitat in a Changing Climate


Held at the Scarborough Public Library.

Speaker: Sally Stockwell, Director of Conservation, Maine Audubon

Maine has a lot of forestland, which we sometimes take for granted. But did you know our forests are globally significant? Come learn about the important role they play for wildlife, biodiversity and climate, and the special nature of older forests for fish, wildlife, carbon storage, and high-quality timber.

These programs are free, but registration is required. Register through the Scarborough Public Library online at

To gear up for these remaining programs in the series, attend Sustainable Scarborough Day on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2p.m. This free event, held at the Wentworth School (20 Quentin Drive), celebrates being green in our community. Meet with experts, local businesses, nonprofits, and enthusiasts on topics ranging from sustainable living, efficient homes, transportation, landscapes, recreation, waste management, land conservation, and climate action. Attend the farmers market in the Town Hall parking lot, test drive an electric vehicle, attend one of the several workshops, and learn more about saving money with new state and federal efficiency rebates and tax credits. There’s also a chance to win a heat pump water heater valued at $2,400. This is a family friendly event with activities for all ages! Find out more at